Like most people you have probably heard that physical activity is good for you. Our bodies are designed to be used and this becomes even more important as we get older.
HOWEVER! Injury risk increases (This is important so let’s take note). If you’re already active, keep up the good work. If you’re not very physically active now, it’s never too late to start. This guide is not directed at giving you a precise exercise regime. You should talk to your GP if you have any existing conditions or health problems.
The Australian Government has introduced physical activity recommendations specifically for older Australians. You can learn more about the physical activity guidelines by contacting the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing at www.health.gov.au.
This guide will help you to build these recommendations into your everyday life so you can stay fit and healthy as you get older. The trick is to keep it simple and progress over time.