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Walking Football and the benefits of exercise for over 50s

Macleod YMCA's 'Walking Football' clinic gives older residents a less intensive version of the sport. It's just one example of the many initiatives aimed at helping over 50s stay active.
Macleod YMCA’s ‘Walking Football’ clinic is one of many programs aimed at encouraging older residents to stay active beyond their 50s. As we age, the risk of health issues increases. One of the most effective ways to reduce this risk is to participate in regular, moderate exercise.
Ava Stone speaks to physiotherapy professor Christian Barton about the benefits of moderate exercise, and with president of the Bendigo Canoe Club Owen Hayden, about what makes the club popular with older residents.


Producer, Editor, Camera: Errol Hayden
Reporter, Camera: Ava Stone

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