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.
Walking, cycling and multi-modal forms of active travel can significantly contribute to meeting the recommended levels of physical activity. This section explores some of the evidence in more detail.
As we learn more about taking a whole system approach to physical activity this section will gather key research and evidence to support our work.
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