On Friday the 28th of May, Injury Matters in partnership with the City of Busselton hosted Give It a Go Day at Geographe Leisure Centre.
Anna Foley (Physiotherapist) engaged all participants in a warm up before Chair Yoga and Zumba started. Both activities were extremely popular and participants had a blast! At the completion of the exercises, Anna delivered a Q & A session whilst participants cooled down. The focus of the Q & A was the importance of building strength and challenging balance for falls prevention as part of the Stay On Your Feet® Move Your Body campaign.
We hope to replicate a similar event again soon due to the overwhelming positive feedback from participants.
Injury Matters General Manager – Injury Prevention said “Try to find activities that you enjoy to build your balance and strengthen your legs, not only will you get the physical benefits but you can enjoy with friends”.
To find out ways to get involved visit https://www.stayonyourfeet.com.au/over60/ or give us a call on 1300 30 35 40.
Injury Matters is pleased to have been supporting the Ironbark Research Project in Mirrabooka and Bunbury for the past two years.
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The Move Your Body campaign has come to an end, after a three-month focus on the importance moving your body to improve balance and posture, strengthen muscles and bones and improve overall fitness and general wellbeing among older adults. The Move Your Body campaign included events and activities for both health professionals and the wider community including community events in East Fremantle and Busselton, and a mass media campaign on television and social media across WA.
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It is important that physical activity is continued throughout life to ensure we keep our bodies healthy and strong. Keeping our bodies strong will allow us to continue our everyday activities such as pushing the shopping trolley, walking up and down stairs and getting out of a chair. By being physically active, our bones and muscles will remain strong helping to keep us independent.
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There are plenty of enjoyable ways that you can move your body to help you stay active and prevent slips, trips and falls. If you are looking for a group to join in your local area, search our online directory.
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Building your balance is one of the best ways to avoid a fall. Balance plays a very important role in conducting daily activities such as walking, grocery shopping and driving a car. Quick responses by our bodies are needed to process information from our surroundings, allowing us to react and control our movements.
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Physical activity has many benefits and is important for your physical, mental, and social health and wellbeing. As we get older, our body naturally loses muscle mass and the ability to balance, however, there are things that we can do to stop and even reverse these changes.
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Join the Stay On Your Feet® Move Your Body campaign to help educate older adults and health and community workers on the importance of moving your body to improve balance and posture, strengthen muscles and bones and improve overall fitness and general wellbeing. Move Your Body is one part of the Move Improve Remove messaging used to encourage older adults to stay safe, independent and prevent falls.
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Injury Matters offer a range of workforce development opportunities through Stay On Your Feet® to assist health and non-health professionals to increase their knowledge and practical ability to prevent falls in older adults.
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On Wednesday the 3rd of March, Injury Matters in partnership with the City of Fremantle, City of Melville, Town of East Fremantle, and South Metropolitan Health Service hosted the Move Your Body, Give It a Go Day to align with the beginning of the Move Your Body campaign.
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