Physical Activities for Older Women

Physical Activities


Here are a range of exercises and physical activities that are suitable for older women.

It is very important to ensure that you continue to be physically active as you get older.  There are plenty of ways to keep yourself active, without having to try to be an athlete!


Walking is an amazing way to keep yourself fit.  Not only are you exercising your body, but you are also getting plenty of fresh air.  You don’t have to walk miles either.  Even a brisk 10 minute walk each day has lots of health benefits.   Not only on a physical level, but it’s also of great benefit to your mental and emotional well-being.  


jogging and running as physical activities

Jogging or Running

If you find walking enjoyable, you might want to move up a gear and try jogging or running.  There are loads of mobile apps that can help you graduate from being a couch potato to being able to run 5 km. And you can master it in less than 10 weeks!   

Just do a search for “Couch to 5K” on your phone, and there’s certainly no shortage of apps that you can try.   Pick one, and if you aren’t happy with it, then just try another!   You will need a mobile phone and earphones to be able to hear the instructions as you go through each session.

Both walking and running are great physical activities to keep you fit.   

Strength Training

Another type of activity to focus on is strength training.  Please don’t confuse this with body building!  It is very important to keep your muscles toned, and this can be achieved with a range of exercises.   You don’t really need any special equipment either – tins of baked beans work just fine!