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Dozens take part in Tai Chi by the sea

Its part of a new initiative for over 50s Credit: Norfolk County Council

A Tai Chi session for older people has been held on Gorleston beach, to launch a county council public health campaign.

More than 60 people over the age of 50 met at sunrise to take part in the session.

It was the start of Norfolk County Council's 'Still young enough to...' initiative, which aims to encourage older people to stay healthy.

The session was held at dawn Credit: Norfolk County Council

One of those attending was 71-year-old Barry Hall, from Fleggburgh.

He said: “Daily dog walking, and regular trips to my allotment keep me fit and healthy.

"Coming along to the Tai Chi event today has given me the chance to try out something different that I certainly wouldn’t have done before.

"Growing older is all in the mind, keeping my mind and body active now is surely going to help me in the years to come."

The campaign, which will run for the next year, is encouraging people over 50 to complete 150 minutes of activity every week.

Dr Louise Smith, Director of Public Health at Norfolk County Council said: "We want people across Norfolk to be able to live longer and healthier lives and continue to contribute to their community.

"The key thing is to choose something you enjoy, that you can incorporate into your daily routine, whether it’s walking the dog, taking up a new active hobby or playing with your grandchildren in the park."