AN EXERCISE PLAN FOR A 70 YEAR OLD WOMAN. A woman over the age of 70 needs 150 minutes of moderate activity weekly, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. During moderate activity, you will break a sweat but still have a conversation. Examples of this type of activity include taking a brisk walk, riding a bicycle on level ground or gardening in your backyard. Aqua aerobics is another option for moderate activity.
At 60, a woman’s metabolism tends to slow down, which can lead to weight gain. Muscle mass begins to diminish and conditions like bad knees, arthritis and spinal stenosis can make physical activity difficult. However, these natural consequences of aging do not mean you have to give up on your diet a...
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It is important to do endurance, strength, balance and flexibility exercises on a consistent basis. Those 70 and older still benefit from exercise.