- Author: Nora Lopez
- Editor: Emily Harris
Adults at any age need at least 150 minutes of physical activity each week, which comes out to about 30 minutes, five days a week. Physical activity has different benefits. Walking, for example, can give us energy, help us relax, reduce stress, help us sleep better, tone our muscles, and help us control our appetites. If we have a chronic condition, physical activity can help to improve our health and reduce the risk of developing other conditions. As we age, our balance, flexibility and strength is not as it was in our younger years. Simple, everyday activities, such as opening a water bottle or holding a spoon to eat, can become a hassle. Being active can help us perform our everyday activities with more ease.
Try out the exercises from Go4Life below to improve your balance, flexibility and strength, no matter your age.