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How much exercise should over 65s do?

The NHS recommends that older adults over the age of 65 aim to do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity each week, or a combination of both.

They also recommend that older adults engage in muscle-strengthening activities on at least two days a week.

This means that in addition to aerobic exercise, older adults should also include strength training exercises, such as weightlifting, resistance band exercises, or bodyweight exercises, that target all major muscle groups.

These types of exercises can help increase muscle strength, improve overall physical function and prevent falls.

It is important to note that these are general guidelines and the actual physical activity needs may vary for individuals, based on their current fitness level, any health conditions, and any other limitations.

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