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Resources

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Fall Prevention Exercises You Can Try At Home: a primer on how to start out with strengthening, balance, and cardio exercise at home safely and effectively, with no special equipment

Functional Strengthening Exercises: instructions (with pictures) for strengthening exercises you can do at home with no special equipment

GROUP PROGRAMS

The following tools are meant to supplement, not replace, professional health advice. 

PAIN MANAGEMENT RESOURCES

ONLINE EXERCISE VIDEOS

GentleFit (YMCA)

 

HASfit (Heart & Soul Fitness)
 

Zumba Gold - Beginner's Seated Class (Michelle Thimas) - seated cardio exercise

More Life Health - variety of exercise videos for seniors

Walk At Home (Leslie Sansone) - walking-based exercise videos

Yes2Next - variety of seniors' exercise videos

Senior Shape Fitness - variety of seniors' exercise videos, all standing

 

Gentle Tai Chi & Qigong (LEAP Service)

 

Your Exercise Solution (Arthritis Foundation) - variety of exercise videos 

Stroke Class - online exercise classes led by a physiotherapist

Community Health Team Exercise Videos (Nova Scotia Health) - variety of exercise videos

OTHER ACTIVE AGING RESOURCES

PRENATAL & POSTPARTUM RESOURCES

Pelvic Exercises Physiotherapy (Michelle Kenway) - free online pelvic floor exercises & education

Guidelines for Physical Activity During Pregnancy (Australian Government)

MUTU - online postpartum restorative core exercise program

Core Confidence eBook (Bellies Inc.)

Mothers Moving Forward (SIRC): a postpartum guide to physical activity

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Wellness Together Canada - free online counselling

Mental Health 101 - CAMH

Thrive Learning Centre (Fountain of Health)

Hope Couch - free mental health counselling for people who face barriers to accessing counselling (such as finances, waitlists, or insurance)

Strategies for Improving Sleep (Jesse Robson & Patti Pattenden)

Thrive Mental Health Walk-In Clinic:  located in Chester, at Our Health Centre

ONLINE RESOURCES

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