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Get Active – Printable Resources

Printable resources that you can take with you offline

Stay at Home Exercise Program for Older Adults
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This printable PDF resource from UBCO includes an exercise program for older adults and features six exercises to strengthen the body. There are suggestions for how to build and progress further with these exercises over time as well. Equipment needed: sturdy wall, two equally weighted items (soup cans, water bottles, etc.).

Move for Life Exercise Chart
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This printable PDF visual chart is created by the government of BC and is a companion tool for the Move for Life DVD. The stretches and strength exercises featured in the Move for Life DVD are visually presented in this chart for easy access.

Fall Prevention – Home Activity Program
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This printable handout is from Finding Balance BC for fall prevention. The handouts include instructions for 7 balance and strength exercises that can be done while seated or standing. Equipment needed: sturdy chair with arms, flat countertop.

Modifying Activities for Osteoarthritis
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This printable PDF handout from the Arthritis Society offers modifications for common activities that often cause pain. For example, kneeling on rolled-up towels while gardening.

Strength and Balance Exercises for Osteoporosis
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This printable PDF from Osteoporosis Canada recommends strength and balance exercises for people living with osteoporosis.

Balance and Strength Exercise Program
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This printable PDF is from the National Institutes of Health. The document provides a sample exercise program focusing on balance and strength. Equipment needed: chair, towel, weighted household items, wall.

Top 10 Exercises for Arthritis
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This PDF handout from the Arthritis Society outlines the top 10 arthritis exercises. Equiptment needed: chair. 

Gardening Stretches
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This printable PDF handout from the OsteoArthritis Service Integration System outlines various stretches to do before, during and after gardening. 

Water Exercises 
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This printable PDF handout from the OsteoArthritis Service Integration System outlines various exercises to do while submerged in water.