seniors exercise to prevent falls

Regular exercise makes you stronger, improves your balance and helps prevent falls.

Regular exercise makes you stronger, improves your balance and helps prevent falls. Evidence shows that balance and strength exercises are the most beneficial in preventing falls.

  • Ask your health care provider, or call 811 and speak to an exercise professional to find the best type of exercise program for you.
  • Do at least 30 minutes of activity every day. You can break this into three sessions that last 10 minutes.
  • Choose activities that you enjoy.
  • Try all three kinds of physical activity:
    • Strength and balance exercises, such as lifting light weights, stair climbing, tai chi.
    • Endurance exercises, such as walking and dancing.
    • Flexibility exercises, such as tai chi, stretching and yoga.

Get more exercise tips by visiting the exercise section on the FindingBalance BC website.

How do I find a physiotherapist?

A physiotherapist can help design a simple program you can do on your own to help keep you moving, and does not require a doctor’s referral.

Find physiotherapist in B.C. by searching the Physiotherapy Association of B.C.'s website.

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