Active Older Adults

Whatever your age or health condition, there are plenty of ways you can move more. It’s never too late for activity to have a positive effect.

To stay healthy and improve health, older adults aged 65 years and over should aim to be active for 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity per week. Moderate intensity means your heart rate increases, but you can still hold a conversation. Aim for strength and balance exercise on 2 days a week.

Research shows that keeping active during later life can have many benefits with physical and mental health as well as helping to tackle loneliness and social isolation.

There's activity everywhere! At your local village hall, leisure centre and online, local health professional, friends and your local council's Physical Activity & Health Team will be able to advise of activities you may enjoy.