Stay strong and mo­bile af­ter 65

South Taranaki Star - - PROPERTY -

Most peo­ple don’t feel ‘‘old’’ at 65 and want to stay well and in­de­pen­dent for as long as they can.

get out of a chair?

❚ Do you avoid ac­tiv­i­ties due to a fear of fall­ing?

If you an­swered yes to any of the above, then you or your loved one will ben­e­fit from learn­ing more about the Live Stronger for Longer move­ment and in­creas­ing your strength and bal­ance.

Hav­ing good strength, bal­ance and strong bones is key to stay­ing on your feet. But if you have had a fall, or think you’re at risk of a fall, and can’t in­crease your strength and bal­ance be­cause of your phys­i­cal lim­i­ta­tions, talk to your GP or health pro­fes­sional as in-home sup­port may be ap­pro­pri­ate for you.

To find out where ap­proved com­mu­nity strength and bal­ance classes are in your area, and for more help­ful ad­vice and how to join the Live Stronger for Longer move­ment, visit live­stronger.org.nz.

❚ ACC, Min­istry of Health and HQSC have cre­ated Live Stronger for Longer es­pe­cially for over 65s and those who care for them.

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