RANGE OF MOTION

Baby boomers should follow a varied exercise regimen to maintain optimal health

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AEROBIC

Types: Running, walking,
cycling, swimming, elliptical machines

Frequency

Moderate: 30 to 60 minutes, five days a week

Vigorous: 20 to 30 minutes, three days a week

Intensity

Moderate: sustained effort of at least 10 minutes

Vigorous: sustained effort of at least 20 minutes

RESISTANCE

Types: weight lifting,
calisthenics, stair-climbing

Frequency:

Two to three days a week

Intensity:

Light to moderate

Two to four sets of multiple repetitions

FLEXIBILITY

Types: stretching, yoga

Frequency:

Three to five days a week

Intensity:

Light to moderate

30 to 60 seconds per exercise

NEUROMOTOR

Types: pilates, yoga, bosu ball, tai chi

Frequency:

20 to 30 minutes, 2 to 3 days a week

Intensity: N/A

SOURCE: American College of Sports Medicine