Strengthen Your Legs campaign
The Stay On Your Feet® Strengthen Your Legs campaign has launched and runs from 5 September to 30 November 2018. The campaign focuses on simple and enjoyable ways to strengthen your legs to prevent slips, trips and falls.
The Strengthen Your Legs campaign promotes the importance of strong legs at any age to prevent falls and encourages older adults to find leg strengthening activities they enjoy. As part of ageing, older adults may experience changes in their leg strength which can put them at risk of a fall. By strengthening your legs and moving your body, you can keep yourself fit and healthy and decrease your risk of having a fall. The campaign highlights why leg strength is important and identifies enjoyable ways you can strengthen your legs.
There are many great ways you can get involved with the campaign. From booking a presentation for your community group, ordering our free strength and balance booklets and brochures or joining us on social media, there are lots of opportunities to get involved.
Strengthen Your Legs with Julie
Strengthen Your Legs with Julie promotes some of the different ways you can strengthen your legs to prevent falls, with a light-hearted twist through the characters Julie and her cat Tiddles. Follow Julie and Tiddles, as they try out a range of different classes and activities.
Watch the video and share the link www.stayonyourfeet.com.au/videos .
Strength and Balance Exercise Flyers
The Stay On Your Feet® Strengthen Your Legs and Build Your Balance Exercise Flyers are great free resources, which will get you moving your body and help reduce your risk of having a fall.
Filled with exercises which are designed to be done from the comfort of your own home, they make it easy to start improving your strength and balance. Try doing the exercises most days of the week and see the difference. You can also find out why building your strength and balance is so important by reading the Move Your Body brochure. View the resources here.
The Stay On Your Feet® eDirectory is filled with activities and exercise classes which can help you to strengthen your legs while enjoying a great social opportunity. Find classes and programs available in your local area.
Hold a free Move Your Body presentation
Injury Matters has a wonderful team of peer educators who love coming out to your community group or organisation and having a chat. We provide free presentations around the Perth metro and Bunbury areas, on how to stay strong and independent to prevent falls and can talk about moving your body as well as ways to improve your health and remove hazards. To request a Stay On Your Feet® presentation, please contact 1300 30 35 40 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you live outside of the metropolitan area or are interested in delivering your own education session, the Move Your Body facilitator guide provides everything you need to be able to hold your own session. From planning and promotion tips, session plans, a PowerPoint and evaluation forms the facilitator guide makes it quick and easy to run a 45 minute group session.
Borrow a Move Your Body promotional display
Organisations and community groups are invited to borrow a Move Your Body promotional display to use as a display or at an event for up to four weeks. The 1.6m tall display has a pocket to hold the Stay On Your Feet® Strengthen Your Legs exercise flyer. Complete the booking form by clicking here or call 1300 30 35 40.