How much exercise do older adults need?

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Did you know that not getting enough physical activity has been linked to illnesses like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer's and high blood pressure? So how much activity is enough to help protect against diseases like these?

The Department of Health and Human Services recommends that adults over 65 years need to do two types of physical activity aerobic exercise and strengthening.

1. Aerobic: Be active daily and perform your aerobic activity (walking, biking, tennis, gardening, hiking) for at least 10 minutes at a time, aiming for 150 minutes of moderate intensity or 75 minutes of vi...


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