How to become more social, keep active and be strong!
Choose activities that increase muscle strength in your legs and upper body and that improve your balance, posture and stamina.
Becoming more active can help you return to being straight and upright.
|Improve Your Balance
Take part in physical activity that improves your strength, balance and flexibility, such as tai chi, yoga or pilates.
|Foot Care and Safe Footwear
Unsafe footwear or common foot problems, such as corns, calluses or ingrown toenails, can upset your balance and even change how you walk.
|Manage Your Health
There are many ways to manage your health; learn about any conditions you have, have regular checkups and make sure you understand your medications.
|Manage Your Medications
As you get older, the way medication affects you will change so its important to review your medications every 6-12 months with your health care provider.
|Regularly Check Your Eyesight and Hearing
It’s important to visit an eye care professional every year to detect and manage any changes to your eyesight as they may be gradual changes. If you are 65 years and older, you qualify for a free eye exam every year.
|Eat Well for Life
Eating protein-rich foods throughout the day, can help you to stay strong and maintain muscle strength. For meatless meals try adding beans, peas or lentils to soups, salads and casseroles.
|Identify and Remove Fall Hazards
Half of all falls happen in and around the home. For a copy of the Home Safety Checklist click here.