30th Mar 2020

Help older people stay active with 10 Today

Amie Mills

By Get Active

According to the NHS, many adults aged 65 and over spend, on average, “10 hours or more each day sitting or lying down”, making them the most sedentary age group. Undoubtedly, the coronavirus outbreak has also had a huge impact on activity levels for many older people, with people aged over 70 asked to stay at home for up to four months to protect themselves from the risk of contracting coronavirus. While it has always been important to keep active as you get older, it is especially important to encourage older people to remain active. 10 Today are inspiring older people to stay active with their audio exercise routines – find out more below!

Screen capture taken from 10 Today video on YouTube

About 10 Today 
10 Today has been designed by and for older people to keep you physically active, mobile and to boost your mental wellbeing during the outbreak, which is an incredibly lonely time for many. 

Each audio exercise routine provides a fun and engaging routine for older people to stay active within their own homes. Each routine can be done at any time, and is accessible for many abilities and fitness levels, offering standing up or sitting down options of the exercise.  

How to get involved

The audio exercise routines will be available on demand through BBC Sounds and broadcast live on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, from today. The broadcasts are the result of a special partnership between Sport EnglandDemosAnchor Hanover and the BBC. 

You can also watch some of their videos on the 10 Today YouTube channel


Being active is about finding out what works for you. We can help you find loads of great activities to choose from, however fit (or unfit) you think you feel.