While that\u2019s true, it doesn\u2019t mean that getting started is easy, especially if you are an older adult. Knowing how to choose exercises and which are safe--especially if you\u2019re dealing with multiple health conditions--can be confusing. Finances can be another concern.\r\n\r\nThe good news is there are resources to help match your preferences to appropriate activities. Whether you feel\u00a0comfortable exercising in your own home or you would prefer to be out in the community, the tools described below can help you get started toward\u00a0achieving AICR\u2019s recommendation to do at least 150 minutes of moderate, or 75 minutes of vigorous, physical activity a week.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nWork out at home\r\n\r\nYou don\u2019t need to join a gym or invest in a lot of fancy equipment to meet the AICR recommendations for physical activity; you can get a complete workout with basic equipment in your own home. The National Institute on Aging\u2019s Go4Life campaign offers a comprehensive set of resources that you can use as a guide to create a routine that works for you.\r\n\r\nTheir user-friendly website is arranged in three categories: \u201cGet Ready\u201d, \u201cGet Set\u201d, and \u201cGo!\u201d.\r\n\r\n\u25cf In the \u201cGet Ready\u201d section, you\u2019ll find background information about the benefits of exercise and tips to ensure your safety. It addresses how exercise fits in with several specific health conditions and provides tips on how to ensure the routine you choose is as safe as possible.\r\n\r\n\u25cf The \u201cGet Set\u201d section contains tools and tips to help you find your own personal starting point, build individualized goals, and create a plan for success.\r\n\r\n\u25cf In the \u201cGo!\u201d section you\u2019ll find everything you need to create and maintain a comprehensive exercise program.\r\n\r\nTry exercising with a group\r\n\r\nIf you\u2019re someone who is looking for guidance from a trainer or wants to use exercise as a way to socialize and meet new people, a group setting may be a better option for you. The SilverSneakers\u2122\u00a0program is an excellent resource.\r\n\r\nThis nationwide program is designed for people 65 or older and is available in more than 14,000 facilities. SilverSneakers\u2122 was founded over 25 years ago with the goals of improving the physical, mental, and emotional health of older Americans. The program is free for many people because a wide range of health plans, including Medicare Advantage providers (Part C), offer coverage for the program.\r\n\r\nAs a SilverSneakers\u2122 member, you\u2019ll receive unlimited gym access and the choice of a wide range of fitness classes designed for every fitness and ability level, including weight training, aqua-fitness, and yoga. All classes are taught by certified instructors trained to work with older adults. SilverSneakers\u2122 also provides online resources to educate and motivate members, and they organize regular social events for members to encourage social connection beyond the gym. Use the \u201cLocations\u201d feature on their website to find a program near you.\r\n\r\nCheck out AICR's resources for physical activity for the whole family.