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Older Iowans experience LIFE -- Living (Well through) Intergenerational Fitness and Exercise

older woman exercising

Older Iowans are getting a new lease on LIFE —Living (well through) Intergenerational Fitness and Exercise. Although only in its pilot phase, this ISU Extension and Outreach program already is showing that adults age 60+ can improve their flexibility and hand grip strength in just six months with appropriate aerobic exercise and resistance activity. And they’re doing it by playing video games — also known as exergaming — with college students.

Iowa State began this research study because physical inactivity among older adults is a growing public health issue.

This article appeared in April 2012 -- From Cathann Kress Newsletter