Older people are one of the four priority groups Active Sussex supports to become and remain physically active. At present, activity levels begin to decline around the age of 50. This decline accelerates as people move into their 60s and 70s, and by 85 the majority of residents are inactive. But this rate of decline is not inevitable. The decline in health so often associated with growing older can be reversed. Increased fitness can achieve this at any age and no matter how many long-term conditions the person has.