Older adults should do some type of physical activity every day. Any type of activity is good for you. The more you do the better.
Adults aged 65 and over should:
- aim to be physically active every day. Any activity is better than none. The more you do the better, even if it's just light activity
- do activities that improve strength, balance and flexibility on at least 2 days a week (e.g.: Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, body balance classes.
- do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity a week or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity if you are already active, or a combination of both
- reduce time spent sitting or lying down and break up long periods of not moving with some activity
If you've fallen or are worried about falling, doing exercises to improve your strength, balance and flexibility will help make you stronger and feel more confident on your feet. Have a look at our Get Up & Go programme or speak to your GP if you have any concerns about exercising.