“We try to keep people as active as their pain allow,” Weitzel said.
RANGE OF MOTION
Baby boomers should follow a varied exercise regimen to maintain optimal health:
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
Types: weight lifting, calisthenics, stairclimbing
Frequency: Two to three days a week
Intensity: Light to moderate, two to four sets of multiple repetitions
Types: stretching, yoga
Frequency: Three to five days a week
Intensity: Light to moderate, 30 to 60 seconds per exercise
Types: pilates, yoga, bosu ball, tai chi
Frequency: 20 to 30 minutes, 2 to 3 days a week
SOURCE: American College of Sports Medicine
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