Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Oldies should get up and get moving you

New physical activity guidelines for older adults has been launched by the UK Chief Medical Officers.

The guidelines state that adults  (19-64 years old) and older people (65+) should have two and half hours – each week of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity (and adults should aim to do some physical activity every day). Muscle strengthening activity should also be included twice a week.

You can read lots more about this on the ILC blog. 

My fear is that like most of the guidelines that are published they will be ignored.  This is a great shame since all of the evidence I have seen points to the connection between exercise and physical and mental well being. Dick Stroud

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