Activities for Older Adults

Why is physical activity important for older adults?

Being physically active has countless benefits to both your body and your mind. The guidelines for the amount of physical activity adults and older adults should be doing is 75 minutes per week of vigorous intensity exercise or 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise.

Some of the benefits of physical activity include:

  • improved sleep
  • helps maintain healthy weight
  • helps manage stress levels
  • improves quality of life
  • decreased chance of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and some cancers

Please look at the activities below to see what is on offer within Charnwood to help you stay physically active.

What do we offer?

  • PHE Active at Home Booklet

    PHE Active at Home Booklet

    A guide to being active at home
    during the corona virus outbreak

Face to face activities are currently suspended due to Covid-19

For ideas and support to keep active at home visit Healthy at Home and follow us on Facebook , Twitter , Instagram and YouTube.

Support for your sports clubs, organisations or businesses during Covid-19 business-organisation-and-club-s

General information and updates from the Council during Covid-19

Support for your business please visit

Support for the most vulnerable in the community, and to help volunteer,

Seated Exercise on You Tube

The Active Charnwood team have worked with local exercise professionals to devise a selection of seated physical activity sessions you can follow from the comfort of your own home.

To access these videos visit our Active Charnwood You Tube page