ACC is helping bring an exercise programme for house-bound older people to TV screens around New Zealand as part of a new collaboration with TVNZ and partners across the health sector.
Hosted by Bernice Mene, Healthy for Life is designed to help older people work on their strength and balance through exercise programme called the Super7. From the comfort of your bubble, this show provides tips for staying safe in the home, keeping your brain active, how to keep up your social links and friendships and advice about healthy eating and sleep during this time.
Healthy for Life screens on TVNZ1 May 2 at 9am and repeats Saturdays thereafter and is also available at TVNZ on demand.
We know regular exercise is one of the best things you can do for yourself and having core strength and balance keeps you active and steady on your feet, reducing the risk of a fall and keeping you confident and independent. Remember, when you exercise safely at home it is important to wear comfortable clothes that you can move in and flat comfortable shoes such as sneakers or a firm fitting flat-soled shoe.