Ask an expert

28 Jan 2003

Excersing in late 50's
Hi, my father is in his late 50's and while he does some walking he is not as fit as he should be. He also suffers from a troublesome knee. What excercise plan do you recommend for him to begin building up his fitness again?
Answer 358 views

01 Jan 0001

Hi Kate

I think you should suggest to him to log onto and do the free home-based programme, (in the fitness page) "Shape up for Summer". He could choose walking as his cardiovascular option. There are also toning exercises he could do at home.

Just remember, he must get medical clearance before he starts exercising. If his knees hurt whilst walking, he could try some aqua classes, which are an excellent means of getting fit.

I hope this helps.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
34% - 9266 votes
66% - 17851 votes