Physical activity recommendations for older people

  Physical activity recommendations for older people

Physical activity recommendations for older people



Physical activity recommendations for older people are based on evidence from studies evaluated in the literature review, as well as international recommendations from the World Health Organization, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.


Recommendations for all older people


It is recommended that all older people:


Limit sedentary behavior and be as physically active as possible

Consult an appropriate health practitioner before starting or increasing physical activity

Start off slowly and build up to the recommended physical activity levels

Aim to do aerobic activity on five days per week for at least 30 minutes per day if the activity is of moderate intensity, 15 minutes per day if it is of vigorous intensity, or doing a mixture of moderate and vigorous intensity, in sessions of at least 10 minutes at a time

Aim to do three sessions of flexibility and balance activities, and two sessions of muscle-strengthening activities per week.


Recommendations for additional health benefits

For additional health benefits, older people should consider working towards:


60 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity on five days per week

30 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity on five days per week

An equivalent amount of combined moderate- and vigorous-intensity activity

per week.

Recommendations for older people who are frail


It is recommended that older people who are frail:


Limit sedentary behavior and be as physically active as possible

Consult an appropriate health practitioner before starting or increasing physical activity

Start off slowly and build up to the recommended physical activity levels

Consult an appropriate health practitioner before starting or increasing physical activity

Aim for a mixture of low-impact aerobics, resistance, balance and flexibility activities

Discuss with their doctor about whether vitamin D tablets would benefit them.

Soucer: Guidelines on Physical Activity for Older People

(aged 65 years and over)



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