Older People

Physical Activity as you get older

Physical activity and exercise can help people stay healthy, energetic and independent as they get older.

Many adults aged 65 and over spend, on average, 10 hours or more each day sitting or lying down, making them the most sedentary age group.

In Oxfordshire there are over 51,000 inactive older people (55yrs+)

Inactive people have higher rates of falls, obesity, heart disease and early death compared with the general population.

Active Oxfordshire work with partners to support older people in Oxfordshire to be more active and enjoy the benefits of regularly taking part in Sport and Physical Activity.

Generation Games - Age UK Oxfordshire

Lucy Tappin

Lucy Tappin

Physical Activity Manager

Active Oxfordshire

Lucy Tappin - Physical Activity Manager (Lead for Mental Health, Older People and Co-Lead for Disability and Long Term Health Conditions.

Lucy has worked within the Sport and Physical Activity sector across Oxfordshire since 2002.

Lucy has specialised experience and extensive knowledge in developing and promoting physically activity opportunities for people with disabilities and mental health conditions.

She has been involved in participating, officiating, coaching and volunteering at a Local and National level and has led the delivery of Active Body Healthy Mind, Boccia Revolution, OxForward, InSport, Wheels for all and many cross cutting projects to encourage people to be more Active.

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