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Keeping active in later life

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Doing more physical activity is a great way to change your life for the better. It can help you to have fun, meet people, improve your strength and balance, maintain a healthy weight, and look after your health.

Physical activity is any way of moving the body that burns energy. It includes structured exercise such as fitness classes or going to the gym, walking and cycling, but also non-exercise activity such as household chores, playing with grandchildren, gardening, hobbies or leisure activities. 

This guide explains why physical activity is important, with ideas for getting started.

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