6 tips for getting fit after 50

The benefits of getting fit when you're older can be huge, particularly if you've had heart problems. We've got 6 top tips to help you get fit later in life.

1. Find an exercise you love doing. You’re more likely to stick with something that you enjoy.

People jogging along a country lane

2. Build up your exercise steadily – don’t push yourself too hard to begin with.

3. Exercise with friends or groups for encouragement.

A heart support group in Halifax playing walking rugby

4. Plan exercise into your diary so you always make time for it.

Planning fitness activity on a calendar

5. Set targets, whether it’s walking for longer or training for an event.

6. Speak to your doctor before doing any new exercise.

GP stethoscope and tape measure

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