Physical Activity for older Australians is a great way to continue moving functionally at home, reducing the risk of falls and supporting mental wellbeing.
During covid-19 it can be difficult to find ways to stay active and get the right information to help. The Safe Exercise at Home website has been developed by physiotherapists and exercise professionals to help older people and people with mobility limitations be physically active.
The website includes easy to follow videos, example exercises as well as tips on staying motivated and safe while exercising at home. Some tips include:
- Having someone or a phone nearby when exercising,
- Listening to your body and the importance of following up on pain or discomfort, and;
- Resuming activity and exercise more slowly after minor illness like colds.