Never too late: how to stay strong as you age

Retirement might bring to mind images of restful and relaxing days but our campaign will show that this is also a good time to increase health and well-being.

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With the right sort of exercise, you can reduce your risk of illness, injury and falls by building muscle and bone strength.

How much exercise should I be doing?

The official guidelines call for everyone to do activities that strengthen your muscles and bones twice a week.

Meeting that target will help you not only prevent falls, but improve your mood, help your sleeping patterns and bring benefits for your overall health and wellbeing.

It’s never too late to get active

Activities found to have the most benefit for muscle and bone strengthening include:

  • Ball games
  • Racket sports
  • Dance
  • Nordic walking
  • Resistance training

Finding something that you love to do is the perfect way to help you remain active and strong as you age – while having fun at the same time. You can also do the strengthening exercises below at home.

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Resources

Our Never too late guide is all about how physiotherapy can help you remain active and strong as you age  – while having fun at the same time.
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A Get Up and Go exercise supplement featuring six exercises for staying steady
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Find a physiotherapist

If you live in the UK and want to see a physio there are two main routes to access treatment:

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