As you get older, it’s important to do some form of physical activity every day. What you do depends on your health and lifestyle. But there are easy ways to add activity to your day.

For example you could go for a short walk around the block, or attend a local swimming pool. The Department of Health have also put together some suggestions for bringing more activity into your home. This link will give you some ideas on what you can do,  – Keeping Active

Even just a slight increase in activity each day can improve your health and wellbeing. It can help:

So how much activity should you do over the age of 65?

According to the department of health, it is recommended that at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity on most, preferably all, days.

If you find 30 minutes difficult right now, start with just 10 minutes once or twice a day. After 2 weeks, increase to 15 minutes twice a day.

If you can do more than 30 minutes, you will get extra benefits.

Over the course of the week, try to incorporate different types of activities.

Try to reduce the time you spend sitting down – break that time up as often as you can.

For more examples of exercises visit the departments webpage.