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How to be active, healthy and look great at 50

Strength training offers many benefits for active adults, including enhanced athletic performance, reduced risk of disease and decreased symptoms of arthritis, diabetes and osteoporosis.

Completely updated, the new third edition of… 137 more words

Fitness News

Do we need a longevity test and what might it mean for working longer?

My great-aunt Miriam celebrated her 105th birthday this week!  Not only did she get a card from the Queen (which apparently was much nicer than the one she got when she turned 100) but also one from the Department of Work and Pensions.  232 more words

Croeso i Gymru

A while ago a friend of ours ran across a birthday ending in a ‘0’.  To mark the occasion secret plans were laid for a surprise party in Dublin.   701 more words

Self Development

Elderly exercisers can expect an extra five years of life

Regular exercise in old age has as powerful an effect on life expectancy as giving up smoking, researchers say.

The analysis of 5,700 elderly men in Norway showed those doing three hours of exercise a week lived around five years longer than the sedentary. 247 more words

Fitness News

Irn-bru and an Iced Biscuit

Amy Telford, our Events and Community Fundraiser, shares her recent experience visiting some of our Member Groups and seeing firsthand the fantastic work they are doing in their local communities with help from Age Scotland. 470 more words

Around Scotland

The relationship between sport and physical activity in later life

Greg McCracken, Policy Officer at Age Scotland recently attended ‘Learning from the Masters: The relationship between sport and physical activity in later life’ – a seminar hosted by Glasgow Caledonian University. 390 more words

Active Ageing