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. 

  • Ask your doctor, physiotherapist or health care provider about 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 Strategies and Actions for Independent Living 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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