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Source: Centre for Ageing Better 31.03.22



Ageing Better, together with Get Yourself Active at Disability Rights UK, have launched Picture Yourself Active: a new, publicly accessible image library of over 300 photos depicting older and Disabled people getting active to challenge pervasive negative stereotypes.

The two organisations are making the bank of images available from to encourage journalists, orga

Source: Sustrain 29.03.2021



Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, our Age-friendly Tyburn project has helped to transform this part of Birmingham. And older people can now safely walk, wheel, cycle and access public transport more easily. Today we've launched a report filled with evidence and recommendations to

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy has adapted a simple set of exercises designed for older people to help prevent deconditioning whilst living in isolation. Developed by physiotherapy experts the exercises are designed to help older people stay strong, improve mental health and prevent falling.  Source: csp.org.uk/public-patient/keeping-active-and-healthy/staying-healthy-you-age/staying-strong-you-age/strength April 2020
We are living longer than ever before and the age profile of our society is changing rapidly. The number of people aged 65 and over will increase by more than 40% within 20 years, and the number of households where the oldest person is 85 and over is increasing faster than any other age group.These changes have profound implications for each of us, as well as for government, business and civil society. Source: https://www.ageing-better.org.uk/publications/state-of-ageing-2019 March 2019
"Our results add to the evidence that more physical activity is linked to larger brain volume in older people," Gu concluded. "It also builds on evidence that moving your body more often throughout one's life may protect against loss of brain volume." https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/the-athletes-way/202003/4-daily-habits-could-stop-your-brain-shrinking 6th March 2020
The study focused on older adults who had milder problems with memory and thinking skills. The researchers found that six months of moderate exercise -- walking or pedaling a stationary bike -- turned some of those issues around. Source: https://consumer.healthday.com/fitness-information-14/walking-health-news-288/just-6-months-of-walking-may-boost-aging-brains-740826.html (December 2018)
We found that women who had urgency incontinence sat for significantly longer periods than the women with no incontinence. The solution is not going to be simply telling women to do pelvic floor muscle exercises but also that moving more and reducing time spent sitting may help them, particularly with urgency incontinence. Source: https://www.expressandstar.com/news/uk-news/2020/02/04/incontinence-in-older-women-linked-to-sitting-down-for-too-long/ (February 2020)