Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health

Information sheet: global recommendations on physical activity for health 65 years and above

Authors:
World Health Organization

Publication details

Publication date: 2011
Languages: Arabic, English

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Overview

These guidelines are relevant to all healthy adults aged 65 years and above, unless specific medical conditions indicate to the contrary, irrespective of gender, race, ethnicity or income level. They are also relevant to individuals in this age range with chronic NCD conditions or with disabilities. Individuals with specific health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, may need to take extra precautions and seek medical advice before trying to achieve the recommended levels of physical activity for older adults.

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