As we age, it becomes even more important to stay active. Staying mentally and physically well for independence and quality of life is so important. But many older Canadians face the same question: How does one engage in healthy behaviours that contribute to an active lifestyle? Where do you start?
At Active Aging in Manitoba, we inspire healthy lifestyles by offering programs, services and resources to support, motivate, and educate you along the way.
We help older adults stay connected to their communities and maintain a healthy lifestyle in order to age in place. We are using a hybrid model with in-person and online options available, reaching as many older adults as possible, so that everyone can remain connected and active.
Stay Active and Connected for Your Physical and Mental Well-Being
Your lifestyle can impact how you feel overall as well as on a day-to-day basis. By staying active and connected with others, you can reap many benefits. For example, being active and socially connected can help to alleviate symptoms of depression, social isolation, and anxiety, which can help with your overall health.
We’ve put together these resources to educate older adults about how they can maintain their health as they age. With education about preventing falls, webinars, the importance of getting the flu shot, and caregiver resources, you can feel empowered to make healthier and safer lifestyle choices.
Get the Flu Shot, Not the Flu
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Staying on Your Feet: Falls Prevention
Move More, Sit Less
In what ways does physical activity strengthen your body? What exercises or movements are safe for older adults? And how much time should you spend being active each day? Learn more about how physical exercise benefits your body and exercises you can try.
Watch these exercise videos, which include yoga for older adults and low-impact workouts. A few videos we recommend include: Active Aging in Manitoba Steppin’ Up with Confidence Class, Gentle Chair Yoga for Beginners and Seniors, Chair Yoga, Tai Chi for Beginners, and Strength Training Workout for Older Adults.
Benefits & Guidelines: 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults: Ages 65+
Follow these benefits and guidelines to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.
Staying Active and Connected
Are you still unsure of how to connect and stay active these days? It can be challenging! We're here to help make that easier.
Take a Minute to Move is all about moving more and sitting less. Find out how to incorporate movement into your everyday life.
2021 Adult Report Card: Moving Toward a Better Normal
The 2021 adult report card is a comprehensive summary of how active Canadians were. It assesses daily behaviours; individual characteristics; spaces, places & cultural norms; and strategies and investments.
Develop greater physical literacy to encourage a healthier, more active lifestyle with this article on Physical Literacy.