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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/