What exercises should a 75 year old be doing?

Before initiating any exercise training, older adults should receive medical clearance from their primary care physician. Safe forms of exercise for apparently healthy older adults include light forms of stretching, aerobic exercise, core and strength-training exercises. However, all exercises should be performed with precise technique to minimize risk of injury. Below is a brief list of guidelines:

  • Frequency: 3-5 days per week
  • Duration: 30-60 minutes
  • Aerobic exercise:  light to moderate intensity
  • Resistance training: 8-20 repetitions, 1-3 sets. Opt for exercises from a seated position and progress to a standing position.
  • Considerations:  Start slow and progress based on your physical capabilities

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