Get Up and Go

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.

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Stacy Vogt, PT, DPT

Physical Therapy