Staying active as our routines change is really important. From the age of 30 we start to lose muscle mass year on year, more so if we are inactive. Recent research highlighted by TravelWest has found that regular cycling can make people up to 10 years younger through maintenance of fitness, muscle health and immune system. Being active helps maintain positive wellbeing, good physical, social and mental health and the opportunity where possible for continued involvement with family, peers and the community.
There are many organisations in Bristol aimed at increasing activity opportunities for over 55s from Walks to Walking Sports to Cycling to activities in Leisure Centres aimed at helping people with specific health conditions.