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Here are some of the benefits that getting involved in a Forever Active activity could bring to you:


• Reduce your risk of ill-health

• Stay healthy, active and independent for longer

• Meet and socialise with like-minded people in a venue close to home

• Feel part of your local community

• Get fit in a fun, friendly and non-competitive environment

• Improve your balance and stay steady on your feet

• Be energised in the daytime and sleep better at night

• Feel healthier and improve your strength


Why be active?

In general, as people get older, they exercise less and less. Research suggests that 65% of people aged over 55 in East Herts do no physical activity at all, with just 13% taking part in the recommended 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise three or more times a week.


Similarly, it is estimated that by the age of 75, only one in ten men and one in twenty women in the UK are active enough for good health. Long-term health problems and disabilities rise sharply with age. As such, being more active is one way in which to fight this trend!