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Light intensity activities add to benefits of more vigorous physical activity

Adults over 65 years of age should accumulate 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity each week, for periods of 10 minutes or longer, and strength train two days of the week, according to recommendations in the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines and the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. These guidelines are similar to those published in additional countries. But, a team of researchers were curious if less intense activities—that might be more appealing to older adults—would also provide health benefits.

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