Physical activity for women: The foundation for good health as we age

In the next few pages, we talk about staying active as we age. We share realistic and fun ways to move our bodies that are achievable. There are many different ways that we can stay active, and the most important part is finding what makes us happy.  

In this section we refer to both physical activity and exercise. Physical activity refers to any type of movement and can be unintentional. Exercise is usually a planned and structured activity. Being physically active has been shown to have many benefits, including improving quality of life, reducing disability, reducing mental ill health, decreasing feelings of isolation and strengthening intergenerational connections. 

We have included links to other websites and resources, if you want to learn more. Our goal is to give you the tools that help you feel your best as you age.

Link to physical activity in a social context

Physical activity in social context

Link to why is physical activity important

Why is physical activity important?

Realistic exercise goals for women as we age

Link to effective forms of exercise as we age

Effective forms of exercise as we age

Managing physical activity with a health condition