Key Guidelines for Older Adults in the just released Physical Activity Guidelines, 2nd edition support the EnhanceFitness evidence-based program design – let’s take a closer look:

 

The key guidelines for adults also apply to older adults. In addition, the following key guidelines are just for older adults:

Recommendation:  As part of their weekly physical activity, older adults should do multicomponent physical activity that includes balance training as well as aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities.

EnhanceFitness: Every EnhanceFitness class session includes a Warm Up, Aerobics, Cool Down, Dynamic/Static Balance exercises, Upper and Lower Body Strength Training (with weights as appropriate) and Stretching.

 

Recommendation:  Older adults should determine their level of effort for physical activity relative to their level of fitness.

EnhanceFitness: Baseline and ongoing fitness assessment are an integral part of the EnhanceFitness program.

 

Recommendation:  Older adults with chronic conditions should understand whether and how their conditions affect their ability to do regular physical activity safely.

EnhanceFitness:  Health history intake and modifications are an integral part of the EnhanceFitness program.

 

Recommendation:  When older adults cannot do 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity a week because of chronic conditions, they should be as physically active as their abilities and conditions allow.

EnhanceFitness:  Go at your own pace is the EnhanceFitness mantra – we can’t wait to meet you!

 

See more at:  https://health.gov/paguidelines/