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Description:The woman pictured here was spending some time outdoors on a bright sunny Georgia day working in her yard. At this point in her activity, she was gathering leaves on her lawn by using a plastic flexible-pronged leaf rake. She had applied sunscreen to the sun-exposed skin of her face, and chose to wear a long-sleeved shirt and denim pants, all of which would help to protect her from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. She was also wearing a pair of glasses, and a head scarf to protect her eyes and scalp respectively. Hopefully, she'd packed, or had easy-access to some water in order to avoid the possibility of dehydration.
If you're 65 years of age or older, are generally fit, and have no limiting health conditions you can follow these guidelines:

Older adults need at least:

2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (i.e., brisk walking) every week AND

muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms).

OR

1 hour and 15 minutes (75 minutes) of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity (i.e., jogging or running) every week AND

muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms) .

OR

An equivalent mix of moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic activity AND

muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms).

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Amanda Mills
Creation Date:2011
Photo Credit:Amanda Mills
Links:CDC - National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity; Physical Activity for Everyone: How much physical activity do older adults need?
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