Physical Activity Across Our Life Course
From Online Learning
The last 200 years has seen a profound change in life expectancy and a child born today has a one-in-three chance of living to be a hundred. However, these gains in life expectancy have not been matched by gains in health expectancy, and not everybody will reach old age in a healthy state.
Remaining active as we age is vital for keeping our muscles, joints and bones strong enough to withstand the normal knocks of everyday living. But with so many things around us aimed at reducing our physical activity, from escalators and lifts, to cars and desks, fitting physical activity into our daily lives can be a challenge.