Older adults should do some type of physical activity every day. Any type of regular activity is good for physical and mental health.

Most people generally slow down with age and often become more sedentary. However, an active lifestyle becomes more important in order to maintain better health in older age.

The physical health benefits of exercise include weight control, improvement of muscle and bone health, and enhancement of flexibility and balance.

The mental health benefits of exercise include stress reduction, enhanced wellbeing, improvement of memory, energy levels and mood.