Exercise and Healthy Living

In the quest to keep ourselves strong and fit as we age, there are plenty of resources out there that can help us add exercise or activity to our daily lives.

ResourceDescription
Better Balance in 10 minutes a day
An American Geriatric Society’s patient handout for balance exercises.
Cleveland Clinic Health Hub - 6 Ways to Exercise with Arthritis?
The Cleveland Clinic has some ideas for exercising when you have arthritis that just might be what you need to get you up, out and feeling better.
Eldergym
Eldergym is a site on the Internet that works to promote safe, simple and effective exercises for seniors and the elderly. No matter what your current age or fitness level, you should be able to safely begin an exercise program after consulting with your doctor
Exercise and Physical Fitness in English
Medline Plus is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health and provides very comprehensive information.
Exercise and Physical Fitness, En Espanol
Ejercicio y Estado Físico, en Español: Medline Plus es un servicio de la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina de los Estados Unidos y los Institutos Nacionales de Salud, proporcionar información muy completa.
Go4Life Exercise VideosBe active at home! Exercise without leaving the house with free exercise videos from Go4Life, including sample workouts that include endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility exercises. 
Kenosha Area Physical Activity Guide
A great guide to some of the physical activity opportunities that are available in and around Kenosha County.
Kenosha County Parks Department
All the updated news and information from the county’s park and recreation experts.
Kenosha Senior Center
The Kenosha senior center has a packed calendar of events and activities.
Local Kenosha Yoga
Yoga has many benefits and can be adapted to almost any age or ability.
Mayoclinic.com - Balance exercises
Mayoclinic.com has a variety of information, from how to choose and use an assistive device to vision problems as we age. This link is a slideshow of balance exercises that you can do at home.
National Institute on Aging - Go4Life
Everyone can be more active! Use the Go4Life resources to help you reach your goals
NIHSenior HealthNational Institute of Health Senior Health site focusing on exercise and physical activity for older adults.
Strength Training for Seniors
The Centers for Disease Control page focusing on strength training; Why strength training?, motivation, preparation, exercises and facts.
Tai Chi for Seniors VideosYou can practice Tai Chi in the comfort of your home with a store bought dvd or by using lessons that are on the internet. Tai Chi for Seniors is a series of short 2 to 4 minute lessons that you can move through at your own pace. Always consult your physician before beginning any new exercise or activity.
Tips for safe walking Walking is a safe and easy exercise to participate in and here are some tips to make a great experience.