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Physically Active as a Senior

Want to know how to get physically active as a senior? The fact you are asking yourself this question is a great start! It will probably come at no surprise that seniors are the fastest-growing age group in Australia. Over 14% of our population is 65 years or older, which will only rise in the next several years.

This is why for overall health and wellbeing it is so important to maintain physically active as a senior.  Fortunately the  Australian Government has done all the hard work for you in creating “A Physical Activity Guide for Older Australians” booklet.

This physical activity guide is for those finding it hard to fit 30 minutes of physical activity into their day. Recent surveys show about half of all older Australians are not doing 30 minutes of physical activity daily, which is important to keep the body healthy.

How Do You Keep Physically Active as a Senior?

Physically Active as a Senior

This booklet demonstrates how easy it can be to stay fit and healthy as you age. Keeping physically activity as a senior can have a positive effect to your overall health and wellbeing. Modifications may need to be made, depending on your individual lifestyle.

Having chronic health problems doesn’t mean you can’t be physically active as a senior. Any increase in activity can be beneficial for physical and mental health. This physical activity guide includes specific information on exercising with chronic illness and has some advice about healthy eating and lifestyle.

So give it a try! It will surprise you how small changes in your physical activity levels leads to better health and well-being!

Regardless of age, weight, health problems or abilities, incorporating some form of physical activity into your daily regime is beneficial.

For more information on how to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle through physical activity and to access this fabulous resource please click on the link below.

Be Active: A Physical Activity Guide for Older Australians


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