Success stories

This section includes stories from people around Australia and how they have been keeping active at home. We have separated these by the different levels of fitness and function.


Below we also have videos from the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health's Staying active during and after lockdown webinar. These videos show stories of older people and people with physical disabilities and how they adapted their physical activity during COVID-19 restrictions.

Older womna walking with wheeled frame
Those who:
  • feel unsteady turning or reaching out

  • walk slowly

  • use a walking aid

  • have medical conditions that limit activity

  • get assistance with housework and other activities such as shopping

Those who:
  • have a well-controlled medical condition

  • get puffed easily or feel a little unsteady

  • can walk down the street

  • get minimal help with daily activities

Older couple running through park
Those who:
  • regularly walk (at least 30 minutes in one session)

  • feel steady walking outside

  • may attend a gym

  • engage in activities such as gardening