Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It can prevent or delay many of the health problems that may come with age, meaning you are less likely to become dependent on others.
Being physically active can:
- improve your brain health
- help manage weight
- reduce the risk of disease
- strengthen bones and muscles, which helps to prevent falls
- improve your ability to do everyday activities
- help form new friendships
It doesn't matter what age you are - it's never too late to try something new.
Ideas to get you started
Exercise for Health
is a 12-week programme available at a number of Lifestyles centres. The programme encourages people to get active and improve health, medical conditions and life expectancy. All you need is a referral from your GP and an instructor will tailor a programme just for you.
Good Boost programme
encourages participants to take part in low intensity water activities to manage health conditions and improve your health and wellbeing. It is a non-instructor led personalised pool programme, where each participant is set a range of activities based on the medical details you provide. Sessions take place in selected Lifestyles centres.
Lifestyles fitness centres
are located across the city and have a range of classes and activities suitable for all ages and abilities, from chair based exercise and yoga to pool sessions suitable for those with joint pain. Staff are on hand to offer advice about activities and classes.
Parks and greenspaces
Explore Liverpool's parks and greenspaces with a leisurely walk or make use of the outdoor fitness equipment. Getting involved in the parks friends groups and volunteering is also a great way to stay active and meet people with similar interests.
Bowling is a game for all ages and levels. As well as the physical benefits of gentle exercise and improving coordination, the social aspect of the game improves mental wellbeing and community connectedness.
Cycling is a great way to keep active. There are lots of cycling projects across the city, with some aimed at older and vulnerable adults in the community that are fun, enjoyable and adapted to your health needs.
Find activities or groups near you
You can access a range of local community groups and organisations in your area or search for activities that you might want to try.
- Get fit your way, even if you have a health condition. Search for activities near you or get active at home.
- A service designed to help you find activities, groups and organisations that can help you live the life you want to live.
- A directory of care and support services, activities and information in the Liverpool City Region.