Just Get Active
It’s easy to feel that sport is a younger person’s game – Just Get Active, believe that sport belongs to everyone. In fact, there’s a huge number of sports that have been adapted to suit players who want to get involved later in life. No matter what your age or ability, whether you fancy playing or supporting from the sidelines, it’s never too late to bring sport into your life.
For them, the solution lies in walking sports. There’s no running – instead, you play sports at your pace in a sociable, fun and inclusive environment. It can be as exhausting or energetic as you want it to be! There’s no pressure. Just Get Active is here to raise awareness of walking sports as an alternative way to introduce exercise into your lifestyle and guide you to opportunities to get involved.
After all, sport of any kind has so many benefits for both your physical and mental health – it reduces the risk of many illnesses, from heart disease to dementia, as well as combating loneliness and depression.
Just Get Active – at your own pace, in your own style – and have lots of fun along the way!
Who, where and how
Right now they are focusing on Warwickshire and the surrounding areas (including Coventry, Bromsgrove and Solihull), working with regional walking sports organisers to promote sport opportunities for older adults. But wherever you are in the country, they hope this initiative will inspire you to get active in a new way today!
The Just Get Active site has everything you need to get or stay active in your later years – including information about the many different kinds of walking sports you could get involved in, and inspiring blogs and videos with real-life stories to motivate you.
They have also created My Just Get Active – a free activity tracker to help you on your walking sports journey. It’s designed to help you track your progress and work towards shared goals with the rest of the Just Get Active community.
To find walking sports opportunities in and around Warwickshire, Coventry, Bromsgrove and Solihull try the activity finder.
Being physically or socially active as you get older can help you live a happier and healthier life. Maybe you want to revisit a sport you played when you were younger, or perhaps you’d like to try something different.