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Examples of Aerobic and Muscle- Strengthening Physical Activities for Older Adults The intensity of these activities can be either relatively moderate or relatively vigorous, depending on an older adult’s level of fitness. Aerobic Muscle-Strengthening Walking Dancing Swimming Water aerobics Jogging Aerobic exercise classes Bicycle riding (stationary or on a path) Some activities of gardening, such as raking and pushing a lawn mower Tennis Golf (without a cart) Exercises using exercise bands, weight machines, hand-held weights Calisthenic exercises (body weight provides resistance to movement) Digging, lifting, and carrying as
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Unformatted text preview: part of gardening Carrying groceries Some yoga exercises Some tai chi exercises Key Messages for People With Chronic Medical Conditions • Adults with chronic conditions obtain important health benefits from regular physical activity. • When adults with chronic conditions do activity according to their abilities, physical activity is safe. • Adults with chronic conditions should be under the care of health-care providers. People with chronic conditions and symptoms should consult their health-care providers about the types and amounts of activity appropriate for them....
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