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4 tips on how to encourage your ageing parents to exercise

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Keeping active and exercising is key to living a healthy and happy life. If your ageing parents are currently in less than great shape, it’s never too late to turn things around.

Here are some of the ways to get them started:

1. Show them you care

Encouragement is crucial in all stage of life. Start by sharing with them the benefits of fitness and assure them that they aren’t alone in the unfamiliar territory.

2. Give them a hand

Help them enjoy their golden years by sharing what you’ve learned in your own journey toward better fitness and health. Better yet, help them get started by exercising together.

3. Motivation goes a long way

Help them set goals and find the motivation and tools to kick start their fitness journey.

4. Be supportive and celebrate their successes - big or small!

Encouragement can help them succeed. No matter the goals, spending time together as a family can be both fun and rewarding. Remember, little things go a long way.

If you need more advice, talk to one of our Active Health Experts on how to get your parents on an active and fulfilling journey, starting today! Remember, it’s never too late to celebrate healthy, fit living. No matter their age, you can be the hand that guide them to live better through fitness.


Photo: Sport Singapore

If you have more tips and have successfully gotten your parents to start exercising or adopting a more active lifestyle, share your tips with us and the rest of the community. We can all learn from each other!

It's never too late to get started! 

As part of our efforts to help your ageing parents stay active and live healthier, we are offering the ActiveSG Merdeka Generation package. 

  • Gym and Pool promotion
  • Active Health 3-in-1 package
  • ActiveSG Merdeka Generation programmes
  • Team Nila

 Click here to find out more today and get your parents started on the path to a healthier and fitter lifestyle!