What kind of physical activity from 50 to 65 years?


Practicing regular physical activity in this age group is useful not only for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, tumors, osteoporosis, but because it can change the course of chronic diseases from which one is suffering and helps to control body weight gain which would burden the joints of the lower limbs.

The current recommendations for this age group include a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic physical activity or a minimum of 75 minutes of vigorous activity plus strengthening exercises for the major muscle groups during the week, 2 or more times a week.

The amount of recommended physical activity can be split up throughout the day to better include the exercise in the routine of various daily activities.

The simplest and cheapest exercise is a brisk walk of at least 30 minutes, to be carried out if possible every day of the week.

To this you can add, 2 or 3 times a week, aerobic exercises such as running, cycling, dancing, attending a gym.

Even if amounts of physical activity higher than the recommended minimum bring greater benefits for health and the prevention of chronic diseases, it is important to understand that "little is better than nothing" and that therefore some health benefits of sedentary adults can be achieved even with minimal amounts of physical activity (eg 60 minutes a week).

It may happen, at this age, that a diagnosis of chronic cardio-metabolic disease (diabetes mellitus, arterial hypertension, thyroidism) is made. 

This should not stop those already practicing physical activity, nor discourage those who would like to start practicing it regularly. 

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