Saskatoon and Region

Physical Activity Guidelines

OLDER ADULTS (65 years and older)

Older adults are encouraged to participate in a variety of enjoyable and safe physical activities. To achieve health benefits and improve functional abilities, adults aged 65 years and older should accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic activity per week, in sessions of 10 minutes or more.

It is also beneficial to add muscle and bone strengthening activities using major muscle groups at least 2 days per week. Those with poor mobility should perform physical activities to enhance balance and prevent falls. The more physical activity, the greater the health benefits.

Physical activity guidelines for Older Adults