Keep Moving Fitness Resources

Web sites

Go4Life — Go4Life is an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at NIH designed to help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life.

Arthritis Today – The site offers this advice: “If you’re thinking about starting a walking regimen, our fitness tips and walking strategies will help you make the most of it. For people of any age with arthritis, walking is especially good medicine. It strengthens muscles, which helps shift pressure from joints and reduce pain. And repeated walking compresses and releases the cartilage in your knees, helping circulate synovial fluid that brings oxygen and nourishes your joints. When joints don’t get this nourishment, they deteriorate faster.”

Start Walking Now – Path Finder – The American Heart Association offers a walking path finder with optional criteria such as city or park paths and in every state.

Discount programs

Ask your local fitness clubs what type of senior discount they may offer to older adults.

The U.S. National Parks offer a Lifetime Pass to seniors. The cost is $80 for the lifetime pass. It is offered to U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over. The pass may be obtained in person at a federal recreation site or through the mail using an application form.  Applicants must provide documentation of age and residency or citizenship. A yearly pass can be obtained for $20.  In addition, the U.S. National Parks may provide a 50% discount on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services.