Nervous Nina

Nina is a widow who lives alone in a quiet suburb. She used to enjoy walking and running her own errands — that is until she fell and broke her wrist. Now Nina has stopped her walks and spends most of her time in the house.

Studies Show...

  • Many low-impact activities such as walking, and gardening are associated with a low risk of injury. Check out this plain language summary.

  • Activity programs which help improve strength and balance may help prevent falls in older people living in the community. Read more.

I don’t drive so I can't take myself to the community centre and I worry that if I go out walking alone I might injure myself again. I prefer to stay home — it’s safer.

Tweak your Week

Check out these tips to help you get active safely in and around your home!

Stretch Before Breakfast

Roll out of bed and do some lunges on your way to the bathroom or towards your morning coffee...

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Get Active at Home

You don't have to go anywhere special to get moving. There are lots of things you can do in and around where you live...

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Enlist Support

Having support from others can really help you to make a routine out of getting moving. (The more the merrier!)

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Do Housework with Oomph

You may not be able to set aside time to get active but try adding some extra oomph to the chores on your list...

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Take the Stairs

If going UP stairs is tough on your knees, go up two extra flights in the elevator and take the stairs DOWN instead...

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Meditation for Motivation

Take some time to think about what motivates you to get active. Then try a guided meditation — ohmmm...

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