Just getting out of a chair can become difficult as we age. Once you’re up, exercise is key to staying mobile. Recommended physical activity for older adults:
- 150-300 minutes of moderate intensity exercise/week, or
- 75-150 minutes vigorous intensity exercise/week, or
- Equivalent combination of moderate and vigorous intensity exercise
Moderate - brisk walking, dancing, pushing a lawnmower
Vigorous - jogging or running, skipping rope, doing aerobics
CHI Health Physical Therapist Stacy Vogt, PT, DPT, explains that vacuuming, a moderate activity, may feel vigorous for some. So it’s important to check with your provider before beginning any exercise program.