Getting older doesn’t mean you have to stop living a healthy and fulfilling life. Our campaign Still Young Enough promotes healthy lifestyles for older people across Norfolk.
Staying mentally, physically and socially active will help you remain independent and healthy for as long as possible. Join us in telling the world you are Still Young Enough:
All adults should aim to be active every day and take part in 150 minutes of moderate activity a week. Moderate activity is anything that raises your heart rate or makes you a little bit out of breath.
Mowing the grass, walking, cycling and swimming are all examples of moderate activity. Socialising, looking after a dog, gardening or volunteering also increase your physical activity.
It's important to keep active before you reach retirement. A study by Active Norfolk, UEA and Sport England found that most over-55s saw retirement as an opportunity to do more physical activity. But for almost half of us that never happens, often because of ill-health.
You can download age-appropriate guidelines from Active Norfolk on how many minutes a week you should be doing and what type of exercise is most suitable.
You can use Active Norfolk’s activity finder to find activities which are accessible for older people.
There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer in Norfolk. They're a great way to meet new people and support your community.
Learning a new skill is a great way of keeping your mind active as you get older. Look at the courses we offer to find one that interests you.
If you're over 55 you're still young enough to try something new. Pop in to one of our free Healthy Ageing Roadshow events to find out about activities in your local area: we’d love to see you there! The venues and dates are:
You can also read more about our first event, a sunrise Tai Chi class on Gorleston beach, or watch our video.