Play for all ages

Adults and playgrounds? The World Health Organisation's 2010 Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health includes play as one of the physical activities adults should engage in - alongside walking, biking, sports and planned exercise.

The WHO recommends that adults (ages 18 to 64) get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise per week (or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise). For additional health benefits, adults should increase their moderate aerobic exercise to 300 minutes per week (or 150 minutes of vigorous exercise). Muscle-strengthening activities are recommended twice a week.

Many playground activities, such as swings and ball courts, are appealing to adults, although most outdoor solutions for adults focus on fitness equipment. 

For senior citizens above the age of 65 years, physical activity recommendations include balance exercises for people with poor mobility.