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Staying Active

  • Make sure you get enough exercise. Go outside for a walk everyday if you can, or find ways you can exercise indoors. Don’t overdo it though – warm up and warm down before and after each session and gradually build up the duration and intensity.

  • Help the person you support to get regular exercise. Pottering in the garden can be ideal, if you have one, but there are lots of gentle routines to follow online or on TV breakfast programmes. If they’re fit and well enough you could put some music on and have a dance.

If you don’t live together

  • Encourage them to be active in whatever way is safe and enjoyable. If you can talk via video link you could share your own exercise session.

    Older people often respond better to much younger people and the sense of fun they bring, so involve any grandchildren if you can.