Stuttgart launches physical activity project for the elderly

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Stuttgart has launched a project aimed at encouraging physical activity among the elderly, stressing the importance of remaining active.

Headed by Lord Mayor of Stuttgart Frank Nopper, city authorities noted that regular exercise is important for health, especially in the winter season.

Stuttgart stressed that physical activity strengthens the immune system, pointing out that the project offers guided neighbourhood walks to all elderly residents.

The city office for sports has joined forces with partners to make sure that all elderly residents have an opportunity to remain physically active, stressing that regular exercise becomes increasingly important as people age.

Besides regular exercise, the project offers the elderly an opportunity to meet more peers, make new contacts and exchange ideas with likeminded people.

The project will also help elderly residents of Stuttgart to find others in their district who enjoy exercise and want to meet regularly to go for walks.

The office for sports pointed out that twelve district walk projects have been launched in the winter in twelve districts, inviting all elderly people to take advantage of the opportunity.

City authorities noted that registration is not necessary and added that the offer is free of charge.

Sportswear is not mandatory and the focus is on enjoyable outdoor exercise and social interaction.

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