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The Benefits

of physical activity at any age
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Physical activity is good for you

All current research suggests that we can all live healthier lives into old age if we dedicate some of our life to getting busy. The guidelines suggest we should be getting more exercise than we do.

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Be Active

150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity per week

build strength

Build your strength

keep your muscles, bones and joints strong – on at least two days per week.

older woman balancing

Improve your balance

Reduce the chance of falls and of getting frail

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Spend less time sitting

By breaking up periods of inactivity

You get all these benefits free, simply by becoming more active.

These are some of the known benefits

  • Improves sleep
  • Maintains a healthy weight
  • Improves the quality of life
  • Help to alleviate and manage stress

Reduce your chances of getting diseases

  • Cardiovascular disease – 35%
  • Type two Diabetes – 40%
  • Falls -30%
  • Depression – 30%
  • Joint and back pain – 20%
  • Cancers of the colon and breast – 20%

*All statistics courtesy of the NHS Guidelines

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Balanced Lives - specially developed programmes to help older people be active, fit and healthy

Make Action for Elders part of your being active weekly programme

Learn how we are committed to making older life a better life with our physical, social and mental wellbeing programmes

Why we focus on the problems of old age

Many old people suffer from loneliness and inactivity. Worse still, they are frequently viewed as being less important than other adults.

Research shows us that all of us can live better lives in old age if we are more mobile and have the opportunity to talk and meet with other people. This is why we put so much effort into our programmes for physical, mental and social programmes.

Contact us

Email: info@actionforelders.org.uk

Phone: 030 330 30132

Post: Supporter Care Team, Action for Elders, Elfed House, Oak Tree Court, Mulberry Drive, Cardiff Gate, Cardiff CF23 8RS

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Action For Elders is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under number 7698491 and registered as a Charity number 1145996
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Registered office: Elfed House, Oak Tree Court, Mulberry Drive, Cardiff Gate, Cardiff CF23 8RS