Exercise is good, more exercise is better


The exercise guideline shows per age group (children, adults, elderly) how much a person should exercise to stay healthy. 

Sufficient exercise reduces the risk of developing certain health problems such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, but sufficient exercise also puts you in a good mood and gives you energy! 

How much should older people exercise according to the exercise guidelines? 

Sufficient exercise is healthy! But how do you know if you move enough? You already meet the exercise guidelines at: 

  • 150 minutes/2.5 hours of moderate-to-intensive exercise spread over several days 
  • Do bone and muscle strengthening exercises twice a week in combination with balance exercises 
  • Try to avoid sitting for long periods


More, longer or more intense exercise provides more health benefits! 


Take a look at the headings for examples of different forms of exercise!