Even short physical activity has benefits: US health authorities

Older adults need multi-component activities that include balance training, aerobic and muscle strengthening. Recommended activities such as dancing, yoga, taiji, gardening or sports.
Older adults need multi-component activities that include balance training, aerobic and muscle strengthening. Recommended activities such as dancing, yoga, taiji, gardening or sports.PHOTO: ST FILE

Just moving more can help you stay healthy, sleep better and even be smarter, according to the latest American guidelines on physical activities released last week.

More information on the benefits of greater physical activity has emerged since the previous guidelines a decade ago.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 19, 2018, with the headline 'Even short physical activity has benefits: US health authorities'. Print Edition | Subscribe