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Staying active


Leading a physically active lifestyle can have a significantly positive impact on your health and wellbeing. There are activities for every age and capability.

Talk to your doctor to determine what kind of physical activity is right for you.

Some activities that are good for your heart, lungs and blood vessels include brisk walking, swimming, aerobics, cycling, garden work, tennis and weight or resistance training. It's important to do an activity you enjoy and can increase at your own pace over time.

Dementia and exercise

You should maintain physical exercise for as long as possible, as it has a number of benefits including promoting a normal day–night routine, improving mood and increasing social participation.

You can find more information about physical exercise and dementia here. This fact sheet outlines the benefits physical exercise offers to people living with dementia and their carers.

Exercise learning activities for health workers and carers

E-learning for exercise programs

An online fee-based learning portal with modules and courses on leading and delivering exercise for those supporting wellbeing in the community. Many modules focus on delivering exercise for older people and the portal includes a free module for falls prevention.

Find ways to stay active in the community

You can look after your physical health by spending time outdoors, staying active, meeting new people and participating in activities you really enjoy.

View our Physical health page for lots of information regarding community programs and organisations with exercise classes.

Exercise physiologists

Exercise physiologists are university-trained allied health professionals who have the knowledge and skills to plan, deliver, and assess safe and effective exercise programmes for patients suffering from acute, subacute or chronic medical diseases, injuries or impairments.

If you're living with dementia, speak with an exercise physiologist to build the confidence to improve your health and fitness.

Search for exercise physiologists

A search tool to help you find exercise physiologists. Type your suburb in the search box to find exercise physiologists near you.

Search for an exercise physiologist class

A tool to help you to find exercise physiologists offering subsidised Better Ageing Classes at selected locations around Queensland.


Podiatrists are experts in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and improvement of various conditions of the foot, ankle and lower leg.

Search for podiatrists

A search tool to help you find podiatrists. Type your suburb in the search box to find podiatrists near you.

Staying active

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia, their diversity, histories and knowledge and their continuing connections to land, waterways and culture. We pay our respect to all Australian Indigenous Peoples and their cultures, and to Elders of past, present and future generations.

We would like to express our gratitude to all the healthy ageing advocates, including people living with dementia, older people, families, carers and health professionals, who contributed to the development of this portal. Thank you for sharing your stories and transferring your knowledge to make this portal purposeful and meaningful to support people in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region.