Behaviour Change

Doing regular home exercises may come easily to some older people, but for others it may be more difficult and take more time to establish it as a normal part of their life: a habit.

Physical activity like other behaviours may take some time to stick.

Often people may start out enthusiastically but can lose momentum if they are injured, feel uncomfortable or don’t feel that they are progressing.

Because behaviour change is a process, people may need support at the different stages of the change process. 

Helping older people understand the importance of physical activity and to set goals based on the physical activity recommendations is a great place to start.