Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador, in partnership with Memorial University’s School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, Launched Active for Life on April 21st, 2017, a physical activity program designed to reduce the risk of falls in older adults, where we trained 12 individuals from across the province.
Physical activity is important for older adults to maintain health and quality of life. Regular physical activity offsets some of the negative changes that typically occur with agin, such as chronic diseases, muscle weakness and mobility issues. Active for Life focuses on physical activity as a way to maintain health and improve quality of life by increasing mobility, developing muscle strength, improving balance, and reducing falls risk among older adults as well as developing friendships. This program consists of a warm-up, strengthening exercises, balance exercises, obstacle course that will test many different skills and abilities and a cool down.
Active for Life Trainers:
More information coming soon!