The EASY Tool

helps you know when to see a health care provider to discuss your exercise plan.

Learn how to safely be active!
Choose Right: Exercise And Screening for You 

 

Nearly all older adults can safely meet the national recommendations of engaging in moderate intensity physical activity (such as brisk walking or gardening) for at least 30 minutes a day, most days of the week. The EASY tool helps you know when to see a health care provider to discuss your exercise plan and how to choose activities for optimal benefit if you have any health problems.

It is always a good idea to start at a level that is easy for you and to build up slowly. See the attached safety tips.

While it is generally not necessary to see a health care provider before beginning every-day physical activities that are of light or moderate intensity, we encourage you to talk with your health care provider about your health and exercise as part of your regular visits.