Walking is a perfect activity for your health. Almost everyone can do it, you can do it anywhere any time and you don't need special equipment.
As we get older, it is important to stay active and lead a healthy lifestyle.
The Chief Medical Officers recommend that older people should be doing 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise each week, being active on a daily basis, and should do activity which improves muscle strength on at least 2 days per week. Taking part in physical activity can:
- Maintain independence
- Reduce the risk of falling
- Delay the onset of dementia
- Increase mobility and flexibility
- Improve mood and increase self-esteem
- Help to meet new people and stay sociable!
If you haven’t been active for a long time it is recommended to increase your activity levels gradually.
The Step into Solihull Project is a gentle excersice activity programme in Solihull which incorporates a varied range of activities.
A FREE open day providing gentle exercise taster sessions for people aged 50+. Join us and try something new.
Our volunteers are at the heart of sport and physical activity in Solihull; they play a pivotal role in encouraging and supporting people to get involved, and stay involved, at all levels.
‘Wheels For All’ provides accessible cycling sessions that are ideal for beginners, people with disabilities and/or restricted mobility. Great fun for all!
Being physically active is great for your health and wellbeing, and if done regularly will benefit you physically and mentally. It is also a great opportunity to have fun, meet new people and make new friends.