This can include walking, swimming, biking, and spending a little time each day to improve strength, flexibility, and balance. Older adults should do at least 2.5 to 5 hours of moderate-intensity aerobic activity per week, ideally spread over several days. Moderate-intensity aerobic activity includes brisk walking, bicycling, swimming, dancing, and walking in nature. A workout for older people should start slowly with exercises that match the recent activity levels of your elderly parents.
Moderately active people can start with relatively moderate-intensity aerobic activity. They should avoid strenuous intensity activities, such as shoveling snow or running. Older adults with a low level of physical fitness can start with light exercise for older people. The Center for Disease Control's recommendations for an exercise program for older people say that first, think about duration, intensity and frequency.