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.
What's around my way is here to help you find your local parks, open spaces, walking and cycling routes along with ideas on what to do when you get there.
Steady Steps is a 24-week programme tailored to those who have previously fallen or worry about falling and is designed to help improve balance and stability.
Whether its looking after your mental wellbeing, eating well, or getting enough sleep there are lots of things you can do to help yourself.
How much physical activity should I be doing?
Find out how much physical activity you should be doing, as well as top tips and activity suggestions!
For older adults exercising at home, this section has got you covered from fall prevention exercises to moderate intensity home workouts.
A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active.
Your Local Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing Team
Contact your local Team who can provide information, advice and opportunities for you to be more active. Let’s Get Moving!
We Are Undefeatable is a major campaign to support the 15 million people who live with one or more long-term health conditions in England
Everyone should feel empowered to lead healthy, active lives. People with long-term health conditions CAN and SHOULD be physically active!
Are you involved in the running of a club/group/organisation?
The 'Partner' side of our website offers support, opportunities and information for sport and physical activity clubs, groups and organisations, coaches, businesses and other partners.
"I want to be active but I find exercise difficult"
Being more active isn't about working up a sweat. It's just about moving more each day in whatever way works for you. Here are some activities that could help.
Yoga is a safe and effective way to increase strength, flexibility and balance that can lead to improvements in both your physical and mental wellbeing.
Raising awareness for mens mental health.
If you are an individual looking for new volunteering opportunities or simply want to find out more about volunteering, then this page will provide you with just that.