Read more about the benefits of getting active or download some great resources from the Australian Government Department of Health website on Physical Health or Choose Health: Be Active – A physical activity guide for older Australians.
A good place to start is to think about what activities you enjoy doing and watching. Finding Your Way’s, Choose A Sport page may help with ideas.
You could choose to take up a recreational activity you used to do and know you enjoyed or try something new.
If you are going to take on a new or more physical activity, make a doctor’s appointment for a check-up before you start.
Work out how much time you want to spend doing your activity, if you want to do something with others, what time of day to do the activity and if you want to spend money.
If you’re struggling to get started with physical activity, try the Get Active Program. It’s for everyone.
The Tasmanian Government have an online booklet listing various recreation opportunities for older adults in the North and North West of Tasmania. Copies are available at libraries, councils and Service Tasmania outlets. To download one go to their website.
For information and opportunities for recreation in Tasmania, please visit the Service Provider Section on this page.
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