• For good physical and mental health, adults should aim to be physically active every day. Any activity is better than none, and more is better still.
  • Accumulate at least:
    • 150 minutes (2 ½ hours) of moderate intensity activity per week (such as brisk walking, dancing, cycling, hiking, water aerobics, pushing a lawn mower), or
    • 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity per week (such as running, jogging, swimming fast, cycling fast, football, hiking uphill, tennis, energetic dancing, martial arts), or
    • A combination of both.
  • Plus, muscle strengthening activities on at least 2 days per week will help make you stronger and feel more confident on your feet (such as yoga, Pilates, tai-chi, heavy gardening like digging or shovelling, push-ups, sit-ups, lifting hand weights).
  • Reduce extended periods of sitting.
  • If you are already active, try to increase this further, particularly your cardiovascular activity (such as run an extra 5 minutes, walk an extra 100 steps/day, cycle in a higher gear to increase your rate of revolution).
  • Exercise will help make sure your body is as fit as possible before surgery.


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