Exercise for Healthy Aging: Resources, Links and Glossary

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Resources & Links

Active Aging Partnership (American College of Sports Medicine) – strategies, toolkits pamphlets and links on health and fitness.

Active Living Coalition for Older Adults (ALCOA) strives to promote a society where all older Canadians are leading active lifestyles that contribute to their overall well-being. ALCOA, in partnership with its member organizations, encourages older Canadians to maintain and enhance their well-being and independence through a lifestyle that embraces physical activity and active living.

Canada's Physical Activity Guide to Healthy Active Living for Older Adults, published by Health Canada, provides advice on how to integrate physical activity into your everyday life. You can get a free copy of the guide by calling 1 888 334-9769.

Canadian Physiotherapy Association - how physiotherapy works, finding a physiotherapist and useful fact sheets on safe exercise practices and healthy living.

In Motion for older adults - Ideas on how you can add excitement and variety to your exercise program, including specific suggestions.

Risk-factors for falls in seniors

Canadian Kinesiology Association

A collaborative Website by the CSSS Cavendish, the Department of Kinesiology of the University of Montreal, and the Arthrisis Society



aerobics: Exercise that increases the heart rate.

dumbbell: Object for lifting as part of strength exercises.

pedometer: Device that counts steps.

repetition: Full movement of an exercise


The FAQs are also not meant to be a substitute for medical advice. When you have questions about your health, it is always advisable to ask a health care practitioner.


We are pleased to house this series of FAQs supervised by Cara Tannenbaum, from the Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal.

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The production of this content was supported by a Knowledge-to-Action partnership grant between the CWHN and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and supervised by Dr Cara Tannenbaum from the Centre de Recherche de l'Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal.