"We all trip, but not all of us fall"
As you get older, you may find that muscle strength is reduced and you are less steady on your feet. Some movements, such as leaning sideways or turning quickly, can cause a loss of balance. This can begin earlier than you may expect, from your early fifties onwards. To prevent a loss of balance and strength over time, strength-building exercises are recommended.
Stronger 4 Longer is a new campaign helping people aged 50 to 65 to build strength through everyday movement in order to stay well, feel younger and protect their future health.
Here you will find information and resources outlining the importance of muscle strength for wellbeing as you get older, and how to get started with some simple exercises. There are also real life stories demonstrating the huge potential of strength-building exercises for boosting physical and mental health, and showing how easy it can be to incorporate these exercises into your daily routine.
Watch the campaign video below.
For further information, please contact:
Lianne Clarke (she/her)
Health Development Manager
- 01823 653990
The Stronger 4 Longer campaign is funded by Public Health at Somerset Council. SASP is the lead provider for the campaign, working in partnership with Age UK Somerset.