How much exercise do I need?
As you get older, there are four types of activity needed to keep you healthy.
Moderate activities for your heart, lungs and blood vessels
These are activities that take a bit of effort, but you can still have a conversation while doing them – like brisk walking, dancing or work in the garden. You should aim to do 20 minute a day of this kind of activity. See our 5-minute tips for being more active today.
Strength activities to help maintain bone strength
This can include climbing the stairs or weight and resistance training. Doing these activities two or three times a week will make a big difference to your ongoing health.
Flexibility activities to help you move more easily
This can include bowls, stretching activities or tai chi.
Balancing activities to improve your balance and help prevent falls
This includes side leg raises, half squats and heel raises.