Physical exercise is crucial for all ages, but particularly for older people, to maintain their mobility and perform everyday activities, which are essential for their ability to live independently, enjoy diverse activities and have a fulfilling life experience. Regular physical activities also reduce incidences of falls, which can trigger adverse health consequences. Furthermore, physical activities are linked to improved mood and enhanced levels of wellbeing, with some recent research showing links with cognitive health.
The MENARAH Network has developed a series of videos to encourage physical activities for older people, their families, and informal carers. These activities were produced following several consultations with physical therapy practitioners, older people, and their families. The activities are tailored to be done at home with everyday items.