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  • Exercising while sitting down

    Health Link B.C.

    No matters you age or fitness level, there is a type of exercise that will work for you. This web page describes 3 types of fitness that you can do while you are sitting down. Talk to your doctor before becoming more active.

  • Heart-healthy diet: 8 steps to prevent heart disease

    Mayo Clinic

    Making changes to your diet can promote heart health and reduce your risk of developing heart disease. A few tips to help get you on the path to a heart-healthy diet include: controlling your portion sizes; incorporating more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and low-fat protein sources into your diet; reducing unhealthy fats and salt; planning ahead by creating daily menus; and treating yourself every once in a while.

  • Oral health: Brush up on dental care basics

    Mayo Clinic

    Maintain your oral health by brushing your teeth two times a day using a fluoride toothpaste and a toothbrush with soft bristles. Electric or battery-operated toothbrushes may be a good alternative to a manual toothbrush. Don't forget to floss daily, practice good brushing and flossing techniques, keep your brushing equipment clean and know when to replace it, and get routine dental cleanings.

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NEW E-Learning Content

Hamilton, ON - April 23, 2021

Like your heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, and rate of breathing, walking speed may be an important new vital sign.

Learn more about what walking speed is, how it changes as we age, how to measure it, and what steps you can take to increase it to improve your mobility and overall health with our new 15-minute interactive lesson.

Are you interested in learning how to reduce your risk of developing dementia? Learn six ways to promote brain health to optimize your physical mobility and social activity in the future with our free online interactive lesson.

Do you or someone you care for have osteoarthritis of the hip or knee? Learn how to best manage this condition through exercise and weight management.

NEW COVID-19 Related Content

Hamilton, ON - April 8, 2020

We are committed to supporting the healthy aging of Canada’s older adult population by highlighting ways to stay active and engaged while practicing physical distancing during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Explore some of our latest content and continue to check back as new content is added weekly.


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