Walking 10,000 steps a day is NOT enough: Adults also need to do activities which make them stronger and improve their balance, health officials warn

04 July 2018 – Daily Mail

Public Health England says people do not do enough strength training, which would help reduce the risk of dangerous falls in old age.

Official advice issued by Public Health England (PHE) is suggesting that people lift weights, walk with poles or play tennis or cricket

Examples include Nordic walking with poles, tai chi, tennis, cricket, weights training in the gym or ballroom dancing. Even carrying heavy shopping bags can help, too.

Government guidelines state that men and women should do at least 150 minutes of moderate activity a week as well as two sessions of strength training.

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