Older Adults

Any type of activity is good for you but the more you do the better, even if it is just light activity.

Older Adults (aged 65+)

  • Older adults should do some type of physical activity every day. Any type of activity is good for you but the more you do the better, even if it is just light activity.
  • You should try and do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity across the week (2hrs 30mins) .
  • You should try and do activities that improve strength, balance and flexibility on at least 2 days a week
  • Ask your doctor for advice before you get started if you are planning on becoming active for the first time and you have a health condition

Find Out More

‘Whatever your age, there’s strong scientific evidence that being physically active can help you lead a healthier and happier life.

People who exercise regularly have a lower risk of developing many long-term (chronic) conditions, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and some cancers.
Research shows that physical activity can also boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy, as well as reducing your risk of stress, clinical depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.’

It is important to remember that everybody and how their age affects them is different and finding the appropriate physical activity for you depends on your own personal circumstance.

Here are some ways we can help you get active, most of them are free or low cost…

Get MovingRamblers Walk, Get Active at Home for Older Adults, Activity Finder.

For more information about local opportunities or how North Yorkshire Sport can support contact:
Simon Pierce, Health and Wellbeing Manager, simon@northyorkshiresport.co.uk, 07414 911218

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Get Moving is a home exercise programme for people aged 65 years old and above, who are described as vulnerable to mildly frail.
We've compiled some of the most handy exercise ideas that are out there for keeping active in and around your home.
What is a Wellbeing Walk? Wellbeing walks are free, organised routes suitable for those new or returning to activity. Walks take place over easy ground, starting and finishing in a location familiar to your community. Wellbeing walks encourage people to not only get active but stay active, through supporting people in your community to 'join in' and 'get up and out'.
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