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Staying active in later life is really important to look after our physical and mental wellbeing.   

Being active can help us reduce the risk of everything from cancer to heart disease. But for some of us, just walking up the stairs is hard.

However you're feeling right now, and whatever you're dealing with, we can help you get moving more so you'll feel better for longer.

Local community classes

Use the Active Herefordshire & Worcestershire Activity Finder below to locate exercise classes in your area: 



 

For other activities in Herefordshire visit: Talk Community

If you don't feel up to going out and about there are lots of exercises you can do from home that are designed for people may be spending more time at home, they can be done in your home or in your garden. The exercises below aim to keep you active and improve your strength and balance.

6in6 Standard Poster

You should be comfortable with the activities in the above video to support health and independence before attempting the advanced exercises shown below.

6in6 Advanced poster

The strength exercises below are designed to improve strength alongside both the above demonstrations.

6in6 Strength poster

You can download any of the posters above to your computer then why not print them out to remind yourself to keep active.

There is more information and guidance on staying active from Active Herefordshire & Worcestershire here.

Do you enjoy a boogie or just fancy challenging yourself? 

The Blair Academy have been busy creating their learn Hip Hop at home videos. They were commissioned by William Morris Big Local in Walthamstow to produce this a video series to keep people moving and grooving at home regardless of their age and ability. You can view the videos below: 

If you don’t fancy any of the exercises above there are other ways of staying active at home like:

  • Gardening
  • Mowing the lawn
  • Dancing
  • Walking up and down the stairs
  • Meditation or seated yoga

You can see more ideas from Age UK National here and Sport England here.

Keeping fit and healthy:

Contact Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire:

Telephone: 0800 008 6077

Email: referralhub@ageukhw.org.uk

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