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Exercising as you age

Fitness after 40

Getting older and perhaps less physically active? Do you find yourself shying away from exercise, or aiming to be the fittest you’ve ever been? Exercise is key to staying healthy as you age. Browse our information below which offers active tips for safeguarding your health from your 30s and beyond.

You can download April's Your Wellbeing issue for tips and advice on staying physically fit and active as you get older.

If you’re a manager, you can also download April’s Your Wellbeing poster for your workplace.

The truth about exercise

Around two-thirds of adults spend more than two hours per day watching TV and using the computer. But, there’s now increasing evidence to suggest that sedentary behaviour, such as sitting, is considered a risk factor for health. Get the low down on how you can break up long periods of sitting, and stay physically active.

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Stay active through the ages

Keeping physically active as you age is a great way of maintaining your health, both physically and mentally.

Exercising at home

Get active with your kids

If you’re a busy parent juggling work with a busy home life, finding time to get active with your kids can be a challenge. Take a look at these tips for fitting activity with your children into your daily routine.

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