Strength and balance for over-65s the focus of new TV show
The Health Quality & Safety Commission is helping bring an exercise programme for 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 in their own home. 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. The programme is based on an exercise programme called the Super7 and is aimed at people 65 years and over.
All done from the comfort of your bubble, the show also provides tips for staying safe in your 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 TVNZ 1 at 9am on 2 May 2020 and repeats Saturdays thereafter. It will also available at TVNZ OnDemand.
Healthy for Life has been produced in a short period in response to COVID-19. It was developed in collaboration with many organisations, all concerned with the health and wellbeing of older people, including:
- The Hope Foundation
- The Donny Charitable Trust
- Health Quality & Safety Commission
- Te Hiringa Hauora | Health Promotion Agency
- University of Otago Collaboration of Ageing Research Excellence Theme
- University of Auckland
- Bupa New Zealand
- Auckland University of Technology.
More information and resources about strength and balance are available on the Live Stronger for Longer website: www.livestronger.org.nz. Visit the TVNZ website for more information about Healthy for Life.