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Physical activity recommendation for adults with functional limitations

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Adapted physical activity for well-being

Weekly physical activity recommendation for adults with functional limitations

The recommendation for adults with functional limitations is designed for adults who have functional limitations due to an illness or injury, or who use assistive devices such as walking stick, rollator or wheelchair.

Read more about the recommendation for adults with functional limitations: https://ukkinstituutti.fi/en/products-services/physical-activity-recommendations/weekly-physical-activity-recommendation-for-adults-with-functional-limitations/

Adapted physical activity for well-being

Weekly physical activity recommendation for adults with functional limitations

The recommendation for adults with functional limitations is designed for adults who have functional limitations due to an illness or injury, or who use assistive devices such as walking stick, rollator or wheelchair.

Read more about the recommendation for adults with functional limitations: https://ukkinstituutti.fi/en/products-services/physical-activity-recommendations/weekly-physical-activity-recommendation-for-adults-with-functional-limitations/

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Physical activity recommendation for adults with functional limitations

  1. 1. Weekly physical activity recommendation for adults with functional limitations
  2. 2. 2 10.6.2020 Adapted physical activity for well-being
  3. 3. 3 10.6.2020 Adapt physical activity to your health and abilities • Functional ability is shaped individually by physical, mental and social factors. • Healthcare and sports professionals can help to find the right form of physical activity or exercise and assistive device for you.
  4. 4. 4 10.6.2020 Balance physical activity and rest
  5. 5. 5 10.6.2020 Restorative sleep sufficiently • Adequate sleep is important. • During sleep, body recovers from daily stress. • Listen to your body, take a nap and rest when you feel the need to.
  6. 6. 6 10.6.2020 Breaks to sedentary behaviour whenever possible Movement • activates your muscles • reduces stiffness and stress on your body • improves your well-being • and helps maintain your functional ability.
  7. 7. 7 10.6.2020 Light physical activity as often as possible All movement counts: household chores, shopping trips and other daily activities.
  8. 8. 8 10.6.2020 Adapted physical activity for well-being and functional ability Even short bouts count.
  9. 9. 9 10.6.2020 Moderate physical activity at least 2 hours 30 minutes per week Any activity that increases your heart rate counts. Physical activity is moderate if you are able to talk despite shortness of breath. OR
  10. 10. 10 10.6.2020 Vigorous physical activity at least 1 hour 15 minutes per week You can achieve the same health benefits in a shorter time by increasing the intensity of your activity. Physical activity is vigorous if talking is difficult due to shortness of breath. IN ADDITION
  11. 11. 11 10.6.2020 Muscle strengthening and balance activities at least twice a week Train your muscles and challenge your balance. Combine exercise with stretching. Choose and adapt your way, e.g. gym training, group exercise or dance.
  12. 12. 12 10.6.2020 Adapt to your abilities
  13. 13. 13 10.6.2020 Move daily or almost daily in versatile ways.
  14. 14. 14 10.6.2020 Physical activity creates comprehensive well-being • Your brain activates. • Your happiness increases. • Your stress reduces in the nature. • You relax and unwind. • Your mood is boosted. • You become a part of a group.
  15. 15. 15 10.6.2020 Physical activity sustains your functional ability in everyday life Regular physical activity • prevents, treats and rehabilitates several illnesses • improves physical fitness • and makes daily tasks easier.
  16. 16. 16 10.6.2020 Sources Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2018 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Scientific Report. Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Scientific Report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2018
  17. 17. Thank you! ukkinstituutti.fi/en

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