FeaturesKEEP ON: STAYING ACTIVE TO PROMOTE WELL-BEING DURING THE GOLDEN YEARSBushman, Barbara Ph.D., FACSM; Goddard, Stacy DHEd, MCHESAuthor Information Barbara A. Bushman, Ph.D., FACSM, ACSM-CEP, ACSM-EP, ACSM-CPT, is a professor at Missouri State University. Dr. Bushman has authored papers related to menopause, factors influencing exercise participation, and deepwater run training; she authored ACSM’s Action Plan for Menopause (Human Kinetics, 2005), edited both the first and second editions of ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness & Health (Human Kinetics, 2011 and 2017), and promotes health/fitness at www.Facebook.com/FitnessID. Stacy Goddard, DHEd, MCHES, is an assistant professor at Missouri State University. She holds the Master Certified Health Education Specialist certification. Dr. Goddard teaches in the area of health and wellness, including a class geared toward teaching future exercise professionals how to develop comprehensive exercise programs for older adults. She has research interests in youth vaping prevention and older adult exercise programming. Acknowledgment The authors would like to acknowledge valuable insights and examples used within the article from Mary E. Sanders, Ph.D., FACSM, on practical ways physical activity relates with other dimensions of wellness; her experience and passion for working with older adults is inspiring. Disclosure: The authors declare no conflict of interest. Bushman receives royalties from ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness & Health, 2nd edition. ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal: 9/10 2020 - Volume 24 - Issue 5 - p 46-55 doi: 10.1249/FIT.0000000000000607 Buy Metrics AbstractIn Brief Apply It! • Incorporating balance and mobility exercises, in addition to muscular strength, aerobic activities, and flexibility, is needed to prevent falls among older adults. • Functional activities can be added into any phase of a workout for older adults from warm-up to cool-down. • Adequately addressing barriers while emphasizing motivators is key in promoting physical activity and well-being. • Health and fitness professionals are in a pivotal position to take a holistic approach to wellness with well-designed programs that are physically and mentally stimulating. Engaging in a complete exercise program, including aerobic, resistance, and flexibility exercises as well as functional fitness activities, minimizes physiological changes due to aging while decreasing risk for several chronic diseases. The physical aspect of wellness has the potential to positively interact with many other dimensions of wellness, allowing older adults to fully engage and enjoy life to the fullest. Copyright © 2020 by American College of Sports Medicine.