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HHS Non-systematic Review

Source: National Institute on Aging

Last Reviewed: January 2021

This page highlights the importance of doing the 4 types of exercise for older adults:

  • Endurance
  • Strength
  • Balance
  • Flexibility

It provides benefits, examples, and safety tips for each type.

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National Institute on Aging. (n.d.). Four Types of Exercise Can Improve Your Health and Physical Ability. Retrieved from https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/four-types-exercise-can-improve-your-health-and-physical-ability