Undertaking physical activity is known to reduce falls in those at risk. It also reduces falls that result in fractures or other medical care1. Exercise improves an individual’s ability to participate in day-day life roles making them less dependent on others. So doing exercise will help keep people healthier and out of hospital.
Tips you may wish to share:
- Seeking support from family and friends can be helpful to increase motivation.
- A health professional encouraging exercise is a powerful influencer of behaviour change.
- Try to elicit a motivating factor that can be emphasised e.g. social interaction, maintaining independence, having fun.
- Aim to incorporate activity into daytime routine.
- Start with small achievable goals and gradually increase physical activity rather than making drastic changes.