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Give It a Go Day Busselton

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.

 

Move Your Body campaign wrap-up

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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Strengthen Your Body to prevent falls

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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Download the Stay On Your Feet® Move Your Body campaign toolkit now.

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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Stay On Your Feet® is provided by Injury Matters and funded by the Western Australian Department of Health.

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