Older adults; 65 + yrs

 

The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology has produced simple guidelines for older adults. The full guidelines can be downloaded on the link below. The general take-aways are:

  1. Aim for 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous aerobic physical activity per week; 10 minute bouts or more
     
  2. Include bone and muscle strengthening activities at least 2 days / week
     
  3. Balance enhancing activities

 

Moderate-intensity physical activities will cause older adults to sweat a little and to breathe harder. Activities like: Brisk walking and bicycling

Vigorous-intensity physical activities will cause older adults to sweat and be ‘out of breath’. Activities like: Cross-country skiing and swimming

 

Download Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines

George Cho