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It’s really important to exercise and stay physically active as you get older. Everyone benefits from moving about more and it's never too late to start. 

Staying physically active doesn't have to mean digging out your gym kit. We're all different and it's important to be realistic about what's achievable and sustainable for you. 

Older people aged 65 or over, who are generally fit and have no health conditions that limit their mobility, should do 2.5 hours of moderate aerobic exercise a week as recommended by current government guidelines. This could include brisk walking, ballroom dancing or even chair-based exercises.

Going to walking football makes me feel part of a team and independent. It’s also something to look forward to.
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Adam tells us how playing for an Age UK walking football team has helped him cope during a difficult time.

  • Falls prevention

    There are lots of simple things that you can do to help you stay steady on your feet.
  • Walking tips

    Taking regular exercise is especially important as we get older and our metabolism slows down.
  • Fitter feet

    We only get one pair of feet so it’s important to take good care of them.
  • Exercise to suit you

    There are so many types of exercise to choose from to hit your fitness goals.
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Martina's tips

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has been sharing her top tips for keeping active in later life.

Sir Naim Dangoor

We are grateful for the generous support of the late Sir Naim Dangoor, CBE, and the Exilarch's Foundation.

For more information call the Age UK Advice Line on 0800 678 1602.
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