Staying or becoming physically active as you age can help promote and maintain good health. Exercise and physical activity helps to prevent and counteract many of the consequences of ageing. This includes the loss of strength and mobility, bone health, balance, and the ability to carry out everyday tasks.
Being active brings multiple health benefits:
- Helps to maintain and improve your physical independence
- Helps to improve your balance
- Helps to stay fit, which may help to cope with diseases
- May help to improve mood, well-being and overall quality of life
Recommendations on physical activity
The World Health Organisation recommends that adults aged 65 years and above should engaged in at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity each week. Most national organisations for health offer similar guidance. Find out more in the Fresubin Exercise booklet below.
The Fresubin Exercise booklet provides you with the following:
- Goal setting and tips and tricks for successful exercising
- How to pictorial guides on how to do exercises to improve your strength, balance and flexibility
- Activity timetable, log and goal setting worksheet
- And advice on nutrition