As we get older, we become less likely to be active, over half of all inactive people in England are aged 55 and over. We know that the barriers to being active as you age aren't necessarily related to age or physical ability. We also know that for older adults, making small changes to move a little bit more can have a massive impact on health and happiness. Here you will find the latest research related to the physical activity and sport levels, motivations and barriers of older adults.
The evidence of the many outcomes sport and physical activity contributes to is wide-ranging. Here we have provided a summary and links to further detail which we will update as regularly as we can.
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This Dementia Action Week, we’ve collated some statistics on how physical activity can help to both reduce the risk of developing dementia and support those living with it