Advice from Dr Liz Robin, Director of Public Health at Cambridgeshire County Council
Doing the right type of strengthening exercises is important.
For older people, ‘strength and balance exercises’, which strengthen the muscles in the legs and improve balance and co-ordination, have been proven to help people stay strong and steady.
Resistance training, ball games, racket sports, dance and Nordic walking are also known to help build and maintain strength. Tai Chi, Yoga and cycling are good for balance, as well as bones and muscles.
Find out more about strength and balance exercise in later life at BeWellCambridgeshire.org