The Lifestyle-integrated Functional Exercise (LiFE) program is a way of reducing the risk of falls by integrating balance and strength activities into regular daily tasks. Unloading the dishwasher becomes an opportunity to improve strength. Brushing your teeth becomes an opportunity to improve balance. In the LiFE program, every daily task becomes an opportunity to improve balance and strength. This is a different approach to a traditional program where you would be required to complete a series of exercises a certain number of times a day for a set number of days each week.
The participant's manual outlines the principles of the LiFE program and provides detailed descriptions of the strength and balance activities in the program. It shows how the activities can be incorporated into an everyday routine and includes several stories of successful participants in the program.
The participant's manual should also be read by therapists and trainers so that they are familiar with the LiFE program in its entirety and can teach it effectively to others.
For hospitals, health services, and other groups that offer LiFE Training to the community, a 50 per cent discount is available for the participant's manual if 10 or more copies are orders. Please contact us for further details.A trainer's manual is also available.
Jo Munro is a physiotherapist with a Master's in health science education.
Lindy Clemson is a specialist in public health research on ageing and an occupational therapist with a PhD in epidemiology. Her work has influenced both policy and practice, and her publications are highlighted in Cochrane Reviews and Australian and US national fall prevention practice guidelines.
Maria Fiatarone Singh is a geriatrician and professor in exercise and sport science at the University of Sydney
2. Balance training
3. Balance activities
4. More ways to challenge your balance
5. Strength training
6. Strength activities
7. Changing your life with LiFE
8. Stories and quotes
Size: 250 × 176 mm
51 b&w illustrations
Publication: 15 Apr 2014