Examples of Endurance Activities
Examples of activities that are moderate for the average older adult are listed below.
- Cycling on a stationary bicycle
- Gardening (mowing, raking)
- Walking briskly on a level surface
- Mopping or scrubbing floor
- Golf, without a cart
- Tennis (doubles)
The following are examples of vigorous activities.
- Climbing stairs or hills
- Shoveling snow
- Brisk bicycling up hills
- Tennis (singles)
- Swimming laps
- Cross-country skiing
- Downhill skiing
How Hard Should I Exercise
We can’t tell you exactly how many pounds to lift or how steep a hill you should climb to reach a moderate or vigorous level of exercise, because what is easy for one person might be strenuous for another. It’s different for different people.