“Walking is the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise…
…You don’t have to go fast… you just have to go”
Walking has so many benefits for older people and is a fantastic activity which can specifically target the growing needs of our ageing communities. The Silver Mile provides support for everyone to take part in regardless of ability or disability. Coming along to one of The Silver Mile group walks offers a great opportunity to make new friends and get involved with the local community, as well as improving physical, mental, and emotional health. There isn’t any pressure to complete The Mile in a set time, or event wear specific clothing; just come along and do your mile, your way.
Experts have found that people aged 60 and over who did just 15 minutes of activity each day, reduced their risk of dying early by 22%, compared to those of a similar age who were inactive. *NHS (2015)
Currently the NHS recommends older adults do 150 minutes of moderate activity each week or 75 minutes of vigorous activity.