Senior Nutrition & Fitness

This page provides you access to information about appropriate nutrition and fitness for seniors. Before starting any exercise program, meet with your primary care doctor to determine what is best for you. It is also important that you talk to your doctor about your diet and nutritional needs, especially if you have diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, or any type of heart disease.

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Your doctor may recommend screening or diagnostic tests to evaluate your condition. To learn more about these tests and diagnostic procedures use the section of this site called Medical Tests A to Z.

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medication assistance

This section provides you with an alphabetical listing of more than 1,000 medications, including prescription drugs and those you can purchase over-the-counter. Just select your medications to learn more about them. You can choose your medication by brand name or generic name.

Medications A-Z

If you are having difficulty paying for your medications you may qualify for financial assistance or free medications. Visit the Medication Assistance Center to learn about available medication and insurance programs.

Don't let financial problems stop you from getting the treatment you need; there are resources and organizations that may be able to help you.

additional resources

This listing provides you with Internet sites that are sponsored by government agencies or are well-known and credible national organizations.

American Physical Therapy Association—Exercise Tips for Seniors
Exercise for Older Adults—National Institutes of Health
MEDLINEplus—Exercise for Seniors
MEDLINEplus—Nutrition for Seniors
National Institute on Aging
Young at Heart: Nutrition Tips for Older Adults

Surfing the Internet
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Last modified on: 30 June 2015

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