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COVID-19: health and exercise advice for older people

Physical activity and a balanced diet can help you stay healthy, energetic and independent as you get older. In light of the current situation, you may find it more difficult than usual to stay active and healthy.

Here's some information and links to help you stay active if you're over 65.

Keeping your mind active for older adults

You should think about your mind in the same way that you think about your body, especially in these difficult times.

Although you may not be able to do some of your usual hobbies or leisure activities at the moment, there are ways to keep your mind busy at home.

Exercises at home for older people

Everyone will find it more difficult to exercise and stay active at the moment. For older adults, it's especially important to stay active around the home to avoid getting new aches and pains.

There are many different exercises you can do at home which are suitable for older people or those with health conditions.

Nutritional any hydration advice and ideas for older adults

As we age, our nutritional needs change and so do our appetites. Eating well when you've over 65 can help you to feel healthier, stay active for longer and protect yourself against illness.

Staying well hydrated can increase energy and well being as well as reduce infection and falls.

During the coronavirus pandemic, it's more important than ever that you stay healthy and avoid hospital, where possible.

There are many booklets, guides and videos to help you eat well and stay hydrated.