Staying Active

Research supports a strong link between physical activity and brain health across the lifespan. Being physically active can help you feel better, have more energy, sleep better, and improve your strength and balance

Source: The New York Times

Source: The New York Times

How Exercise May Help the Memory Grow Stronger

Exercise may help the brain to build durable memories, through good times and bad.

Stress and adversity weaken the brain’s ability to learn and retain information, earlier research has found. But according to a remarkable new neurological study in mice, regular exercise can counteract those effects by bolstering communication between brain cells.

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Source: The Cleveland Clinic

Source: The Cleveland Clinic

Exercising After 50: Never Too Late to Start

“Age shouldn’t keep anyone from exercising,” says Richard Kratche, MD, Medical Director for Cleveland Clinic’s Twinsburg Family Health and Surgery Center. “Just look at the athletes who recently participated in the Senior Games.”

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Source: AARP

Source: AARP

Find a Fitness Center That Fits You

AARP and ICAA offer online locater for age-friendly exercise programs.

You've probably thought at least once — or twice or many times — that you need to become more physically active or fit. As we age, we understand that staying active is not simply about maintaining health; it's also about preserving our independence, our well-being and our quality of life.

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