Share an Exercise Story

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Share an Exercise Story is a U.S. government web site for older adults that provides reliable health information. Staff from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM), both part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), developed this site.
If you are age 60 years or older and exercise regularly, we invite you to send us your story for the Web site. You should write your own story in your own words. We would also like to post a photo showing you exercising.
By filling out the attached form, you are giving the NLM permission to use and disclose the information you submit on the web site and for any future purposes.
*See Full Disclaimer on page 4.

  1. Form: Please fill out the attached form, check the appropriate exercise activities, and write the exercise story (150 words or less). You can email the completed form to or print it and mail to: – Exercise Story

National Library of Medicine

Bldg 38 Rm 1W22

8600 Rockville Pike

Rockville, MD 20894

2. Photo: Send us a photo of the older adult exercising. We will put the photo with the story on the web site. You can send the photo to us by e-mail to or mail it with the form. Because of the large number of entries we receive, we cannot return your photo.


  • The older adult must be 60 years of age or older.

  • The photo! You can mail it with the attached form or send it to us by e-mail to

  • We will not send the photo back to you. Please choose one that you can give us permanently. Be sure that the photo you send is one that you own and is not copyrighted by someone else.

  • The personally identifiable (e.g. full name, phone number) information you give us on the attached form is for our use only in case we need to contact you. It will be maintained in compliance with the Federal Privacy Act (5 USC 552). For additional information on NLM’s privacy policy, please see the following

  • We may not use every story that is sent to us.

  • We may edit the story.

  • We cannot use stories that endorse particular name brands.

Share An Exercise Story

* Disclaimer Information on Page 4


Contact Information

First Name:

Last Name:


Email Address:



(e.g.. Maryland)

Exercise Story


 Walking  Jogging  Swimming  Water Aerobics

 Aerobics  Yoga  Dancing  Tennis

 Hiking  Biking  Golf  Weight Lifting

 Other ___________________

Write the Exercise Story Here (150 words or less):

Email the completed form and photo of the older adult exercising to or print and mail form and photo to: – Exercise Story

National Library of Medicine

Bldg 38 Rm 1W22

8600 Rockville Pike

Rockville, MD 20894

* Disclaimer

The placement of advertisements or solicitations will not be accepted, and the material you submit, including photographs, must be true to the best of your knowledge, original, and must not have been copied or derived from any material not owned by you. The National Library of Medicine will review the information prior to posting it but will not approve, endorse, or verify the accuracy of the information. You agree to hold the Library, and others acting on its behalf, harmless for any claims or liability arising out of the Library’s use of the material. While you retain the rights to the material you submit, you agree further that it may be displayed on the web site and used by the Library for any future purpose. Because of the volume of submissions, not all stories will be immediately available or available indefinitely. By providing this information, you give your permission to associate your name with your comments.

National Library of Medicine, National Institute on Aging

National Institutes of Health, Health & Human Services

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