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Think it’s too late to start exercising in your 70s? Experts want everyone to know it’s always a case of ‘better late than never’ – and even 20 minutes a day could have significant health benefits. Italian researchers tracked more than 3,000 adults over the age of 65 for more than 20 years, looking at heart disease (including heart failure, stroke, and coronary heart disease) and physical activity levels. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the study, published in the Heart journal, found physically active people had lower rates of cardiovascular disease.

Overall, the researchers found the greatest benefits applied to 70-75-year-olds, who got at least 20 minutes of daily exercise. So, whether you’re approaching 70 or you’ve already celebrated the milestone, there’s still lots to be gained from getting more active.

You only have to take a look at our residents across the KCG homes to see the proofs in the pudding! We have regular activities and opportunities for our residents to stay active individually and as a group keeping it fun and physical and, they love it (just as much as our staff does). You’re never ‘too old’ to pursue it, as we get older, it’s so important to stay active. Failure to do so could result in conditions such as general fatigue, muscle pains, and decreased energy. This could, in turn, lead to you being unable to perform some of life’s simple joys, such as playing with your grandchildren or popping to the shops. Keeping active can also be a great way to stay socially connected so, why not take the lead from our actively inspiring residents!

We look forward to our Tuesdays with the wonderful Nick Dewfell the home is always filled with laughter at Cleeve Lodge 

Exercise fun doing the spotty dog with Nick Dewfell and armchair footy at Manor Cottage
Music and Movement at Westbourne 
Friday morning stretching and a ball workout with Pete at Green Willow