Regardless of age, it is important to keep yourself healthy and active. One easy way is to exercise regularly and aim for at least 150 – 300 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity* each week. In addition, adults aged 50 years or older should maintain their physical fitness by doing a mix of physical activity, especially strength, balance and flexibility exercises at least 3 days a week.
These exercises offer the following important health benefits:
or maintain muscle strenth
Improve balance, coordination and mobility
Improve confidence to move about independently
Reduce risk of falling
Improve mood and overall well-being
It is never too late to start exercising. Start slow, keep going and you will discover the ability to do more and feel better in no time. Try these 7 easy exercises at least 3 days a week to improve your fitness!
*During moderate-intensity physical activity, you should be able to talk but not sing. This is a simple measure of your exercise intensity.
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