27th Mar 2020

Julie’s Story

Amie Mills

By Get Active in partnership with We Are Undefeatable

Over 1 in 4 people live with at least one long-term health condition and these numbers are rising.

We Are Undefeatable is a national campaign to inspire and support people with health conditions to be active. Inspired by the real-life experiences of people with health conditions getting active despite the ups, downs and unpredictability of their condition. 


Julie has danced her whole life, and taught at her own dance school for over 30 years. When she developed Alzheimer’s, however, she had a hard time teaching and staying active in the way she always loved. Her husband, Peter, has supported her as they’ve adjusted to how life is now. Together, they’ve taken up running, which allows them to both stay active and socialise with the wider community.

Julie and Peter have taken up running with a running club in their local community. They started by using a couch to 5K app, which helped them build up to the jogs they do today. The running provides both of them a way to keep moving and has also linked them up with new friends, providing additional support.

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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.