Senior Exercise (cont.)

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Where can I get more information about exercise for seniors?

Arthritis Foundation
http://www.arthritis.org/

http://www.power-systems.com for exercise tubing

http://www.collagevideo.com exercise videos

http://www.armchairfitness.com/ exercise videos

http://www.nia.nih.gov/HealthInformation/
Publications/ExerciseGuide/

http://www.niapublications.org/agepages/
exercise.asp

http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/physical/
growing_stronger/exercises/index.htm

Medically reviewed by Jonathan Miller, MD; Board Certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/24/2014


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