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Older Adults

Regular physical activity is crucial for maintaining good health and well-being, especially as we age. Engaging in regular exercise and staying physically active can have numerous benefits for older adults. Physical activity can help improve strength, flexibility, and balance, reducing the risk of falls and injuries. It can also help manage chronic conditions such as arthritis, heart disease, and diabetes, and can improve cognitive function and mood. Additionally, staying active can promote social engagement and enhance overall quality of life. Incorporating physical activity into the daily routine can be a powerful tool for older adults to maintain their independence, improve their health, and enjoy an active and fulfilling lifestyle.

Older Adults Physical Activity Finder

Otago - Strength and Balance

Otago is an evidence-based falls prevention programme for adults aged 65 and over. Courses are for 16 weeks and delivered in various locations across Swindon. Each session involves strength exercises to help strengthen the muscles around the hips, legs and ankles. Balance exercises are also practised helping to increase stability around the ankles and improve confidence when walking and performing everyday activities.

For more information:

OTAGO – strength and balance | Leading an active and healthy lifestyle | Swindon Borough Council


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