A cross sectional survey of 3499 Irish people aged 65 and over shows that nearly 70% of respondents manage at least 30 minutes a day of moderate intensity activity five days a week (Age and Ageing 2015, doi:10.1093/ageing/afv042).
It also shows that the variables most strongly related to activity were not physical health or physical environment but:
- Hours spent sitting per day;
- Functional ability;
- Mental health; and
- Employment status.