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50 ways over 50s can stay healthy
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No matter how this new chapter looks for you, there’s no doubt that staying fit and healthy will allow you to enjoy every minute to its fullest.

Spending hours in the gym isn’t the only way to stay well. There are plenty of things you can do to stay vivacious in older age, and we’ve listed 50 of them below.

  1. Walk at least 10,000 steps a day
  2. Swap the car for a bicycle
  3. Dance by yourself, with a partner, or in a class
  4. Rediscover an old sport
  5. Do yoga 1-2 times a week
  6. Try 10-15 minutes of light stretching per day
  7. Stay strong with a weight programme
  8. Explore the great outdoors with a hike
  9. Do a low impact activity like swimming
  10. Work on your eye-hand coordination in a game of badminton
  11. Find motivation in a fitness class
  12. Get out of your comfort zone and try something new
  13. Consume natural foods and plant-based fats like nuts and seeds
  14. Invest in the correct gear - especially footwear!
  15. Utilise online guides and tutorials
  16. Try mindful walking
  17. Find a buddy to workout with
  18. Swap your chair for an exercise ball
  19. Stand more
  20. Try assisted exercise with exercise machines
  21. Drink more water
  22. Incentivise your workouts with targets
  23. Eat enough before and after exercise
  24. Sing!
  25. Try deskercise
  26. Take more breaks
  27. Book a massage
  28. Get a regular health check
  29. Spend more time in nature
  30. Support your digestive system by eating slowly
  31. Create an exercise plan
  32. Find what motivates you, and do more of it!
  33. Become more aware of your posture
  34. Spend time with people who make you feel good
  35. Treat niggling aches and pains with physiotherapy
  36. Get a pet
  37. Have a consistent night-time routine for quality sleep
  38. Prioritise stress management
  39. Take the stairs
  40. Try a smart phone detox
  41. Lower sugar
  42. Cultivate positive thinking
  43. Always warm up and cool down properly
  44. Quit old habits and create healthy new ones
  45. Challenge your brain-power with board games
  46. Use music as therapy
  47. Ease sore muscles in a steam room or sauna
  48. Keep learning
  49. Track your progress
  50. And don’t forget to have fun!

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