Physical Activities

Physical activity

How much physical activity do older adults aged 65 and over need to do to keep healthy?


It's recommended that adults aged 65 or older do:

  • At least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity such as cycling or fast walking every week, and muscle-strengthening activities on two or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms).
  • 75 minutes (1 hour and 15 minutes) of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity such as running or a game of singles tennis every week, and muscle-strengthening activities on two or more days a week that work all major muscle groups.

Some activity, however light, is better for your health than none at all.

To access the full article and for more information visit  www.healthdirect.gov.au/physical-activity-guidelines-for-older-adults or www.healthdirect.gov.au