Our campaign Still Young Enough to… promotes healthy lifestyles for older people across Norfolk. It encourages us to keep our minds and bodies active so we can help maintain our health in later years and remain independent for as long as possible.
It also reminds us that getting older doesn’t mean we have to stop living a healthy and fulfilling life, or be proud of who we are.
We want to continue to help you find ways of staying physically and mentally healthy even under the current stay alert and social distancing rules that the Government has introduced in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Keeping your body active - how much is enough?
Studies show that adults should aim to be active every day and take part in 150 minutes of moderate activity a week.
Active Norfolk has developed lots of resources for achieving this while staying in your own home.
Even if you have limited mobility, or a longer term health condition, there are lots of excellent ideas and guidance for seated exercises which can be done at home.
Keeping your mind active - learn something new
The challenge of learning something new is also one of the very best ways to help keep you sharp and active for longer – and it can be fun too.
Our Adult Learning service has developed a great range of 170 online learning courses which can be done from home. It includes courses to help you use applications like WhatsApp, Zoom and Microsoft Teams, email and the internet – which are all excellent for helping to keep you connected with friends and family.
Although our libraries are currently closed, they’re still providing an online service and offering a range of eBooks, eAudio books, eNewspapers and eMagazines that can be downloaded free of charge. All you need is your library card.
The ‘Reading Well for mental health’ booklists for adults, young people and children recommends books to support your mental health and wellbeing and can be found on the Reading Well website.
Keep in touch
We want to hear your inspiring stories of how you’re keeping active during lockdown. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org – and let us know if you are happy for us to share them with other people on our Facebook pages.