Physical Activity for Older Adults. [name of presenter here] Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Health Program. Learning Objectives. Increase knowledge of health benefits related to physical activity at an older age
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[name of presenter here]
Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Health Program
Health-related physical fitness: the ability of your heart, blood vessels, lungs, and muscles to carry out daily tasks and occasional, unexpected physical challenges with a
minimum of fatigue
Working as hard as you can
Ex. Jogging/Running, skipping, carrying several heavy bags, professional ballroom dancing, backpacking
Ex. Walking for pleasure, walking the dog, using crutches, hiking, ballroom dancing, raking the lawn, digging/shoveling
Ex. Walking in the house, ballroom dancing (very slowly), pruning, weeding while sitting or kneeling, or slowly walking and seeding a lawn
2x per week!
1996 U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Physical Activity and Health
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO EXERCISE!
THE RIGHT AGE IS NOW.