Active Lives

A team of academics, clinicians, commissioners and members of the public working together to improve activity and health across the course of people's lives.

Photo courtesy of Age UK Bristol

Previously Active Older People (APPHLE), the team has changed its name to Active Lives to better reflect the remit of its work across the course of people’s lives.

Physical activity has the potential to improve health and wellbeing throughout an individual’s life. In middle-aged and older people, physical activity helps individuals maintain their physical and mental function and reduces their risk of physical and mental diseases. Sedentary behaviour dramatically increases health risk in older people and disproportionately affects people with low socio-economic status, leading to health inequalities.