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Keep Active!

Physical activity is any activity that moves your body and increases the amount of energy you use. Regular activity makes you stronger, improves your balance and helps prevent falls.

  • Ask your doctor 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 if needed.
  • 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.
  • Choose activities you enjoy!

Tell your doctor or healthcare provider if you have had a fall.

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Medical Disclaimer

The information contained on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding any medical condition, or before beginning any exercise program.

CONTACTS

For more information about how to prevent falls please contact:

Community Care Access Centre

310-CCAC (2222)

www.healthcareathome.ca

 

To learn about falls prevention programs in your community please contact:

The Healthline

www.thehealthline.ca

211 Ontario

Dial 2-1-1

www.211ontario.ca

 

Telehealth: 1-866-797-0000

For emergencies always dial 9-1-1

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