Are you getting enough Physical Activity!
Daily physical activity should be included as part of your day of day routine. Aim to increase walking and try to find a form of exercise that you enjoy such as a social class. Please check with your GP if you have suffered any recent illness or medical condition prior to starting exercise.
Older adults should aim to be active daily. Over a week, activity should add up to at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity in bouts of 10 minutes or more - one way to approach this is to do 30 minutes on at least five days a week.
For those who are already regularly active at moderate intensity, comparable benefits can be achieved through 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity spread across the week or a combination of moderate and vigorous activity.
Older adults should also undertake physcial activity to improve strength on at least two days a week.
Older adults at risk of falls should incorporate physical activity to improve balance and co-ordination on at least two days a week.
All older adults should minimise the amount of time spent being sedentary (sitting) for extended periods.
Oldham Community Leisure have a full programme of activities for the over 50's and we are still expanding, we aim to improve health and well being whilst having fun and meeting new friends
|Learn to Swim||Line Dancing||Over 50's Gym Sessions|
|Pilates||Sit & Get Fit||Social Dancing|
|Table Tennis||Table Top Gym||Tai Chi|
For more information about any of the above activities or advice on the most suitable exercise for you please contact Jackie Hanley on 0161 621 3354 firstname.lastname@example.org (Senior Health and Physical Activity Development Officer). For a full programme of activities CLICK HERE.
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