Being active as we get older

Continuing to exercise as we get older, is vitally important.

Regular activity can lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, some cancers, depression and dementia.

Being active –

  • helps your thinking skills – like remembering facts and words, problem-solving and decision-making.
  • can lessen aches and pains, help you stay steady on your feet and make you feel more positive.
  • can help with your balance which helps with coordination which in turn benefits every day activities such as walking, carrying shopping, reach up to the higher shelves and getting dressed.

Suitable activities could include walking, swimming, low impact fitness classes, a personalised gym programme, walking football, yoga and Pilates.

Swimming – Denbighshire Leisure offers free swimming sessions as part of the Welsh Government Free Swimming initiative. Please contact your local leisure centre for more details. 

Please contact your local leisure centre to discuss the full range of activities available to you.

As we are currently spending more time at home, we have developed a few resources that will keep you active in your home.

Our National Exercise Referral (NERS) Instructors have put together low impact videos that will help you start to move more from the comfort of your own home.

All videos are available on our YouTube channel. For further information on the National Exercise Referral Scheme in Denbighshire please go to this page. 

Armchair Exercises are another great activity that you can do at home, using items found in your house. Armchair exercises can improve circulation which can result faster healing of injuries and illnesses, greater lung capacity and greater mobility around the joints.

60 plus offer

As part of the Welsh Government’s Healthy Weight Healthy Wales (HWHW) Action Plan 2020-2022, Sport Wales is responsible for investing £1.3million over the next 15 months into a national leisure offer for over 60s which will encourage physical activity and healthy lifestyle choices. This is a targeted approach to reduce health inequalities and social isolation.

Denbighshire Leisure are excited to be part of this campaign.

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Further face to face activities will be launched when our doors open again soon.  Please follow us on social media, or check the website.

Further information on becoming or staying active can be found here:

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