Physical Activity as you get older

Active Oxfordshire works with partners to support older people in Oxfordshire to be more active and enjoy the benefits of regularly taking part in physical activity and sport.

As we age, we become less active. Physical activity and exercise can help people stay healthy, energetic and independent as they get older. Proportions of inactivity rise sharply between the age groups of 55-74 and 75+ with 32% of those aged 75 and over, doing no physical activity at all.

Healthy for Life is one of Active Oxfordshire's Three Pillars. We want to make sure that older people can access a personalised physical activity pathway designed to protect their health and well-being.

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