Recommendations put forth by the Journal of American Family Physician, 2010.

Minimum activity for achieving important health benefits includes:

  • Two hours and 30 minutes (150) minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (e.g., brisk walking) per week, plus muscle-strengthening activities on at least two days of the week; or
  • One hour and 15 minutes (75 minutes) of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity (e.g., jogging, running) per week, plus muscle-strengthening activities on at least two days of the week; or
  • A combination of moderate and vigorous-intensity aerobic activity equivalent to the recommendations above, plus muscle strengthening activities on at least two days of the week.

 

For additional guidelines visit www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/everyone/guidelines/olderadults.html.

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