We know that there are differences in how often certain groups of people within the population participate in sport. As we get older we tend to participate less in sport than as younger adults.
As an older adult taking part in sport helps keep you fit and healthy – both physically and mentally. As you get older keeping active will, amongst other health relate things, help you with your heart health and keep your blood pressure in check.
A physically active lifestyle is also good for keeping an active social life.
For more information on the health benefits of being active visit www.getalifegetactive.com
A number of district councils run projects and activities for older adults – contact your Local Council Sports Development Officer or your Leisure Centre for more information.
Your local health trust will also have information on activities e.g. walking groups in your area.