Movement and activity are the key to maintaining an independent lifestyle. Older adults who participate in any amount of physical activity gain some health benefits, this includes:

It’s never too late to start being active and moving more, but if you are starting out it is recommended to begin with lower impact, lower intensity exercises, to build confidence and strength and avoid injury.

To help you take the first step Active Essex have produced ‘A guide to being active in and around your home’, with a focus on strength and balance.


The Strength and Balance Booklet

Below you’ll find links to helpful websites which can provide advice for those living with a health condition or wanting to move more as they age.

Arthritis Acton

We Are Undefeatable

Versus Arthritis


Stronger My Way

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