Getting the nutrition and exercise I need

  • Ensure you have a nutritious diet including food from all of the food groups
  • Help to prevent weight loss and retain muscle by eating enough calories and protein
  • Check to see if you still need to be on a ‘special’ diet (example, for diabetes or cholesterol)
  • Consume dairy, ideally full cream
  • Get outside and get some Vitamin D!
  • Consume 6-8 glasses of fluid each day
  • Regular meals and snacks
  • Connect with people and make eating social


Adapted from Eating Well, NSW government resource (http://www.cclhd.health.nsw.gov.au/ourservices/nutrition/Documents/EatingWellResource.pdf )

Get moving!

Everyone can benefit from regular exercise or physical activity, and it’s never too late to start.

Exercise improves not only your physical health, but also may improve your independence and your way of life. It can reduce your chances of a fall, helping to build strength, balance and agility. Why not try tai chi, for instance, to improve your balance?

Adapted from Eating Well, NSW government resource (http://www.cclhd.health.nsw.gov.au/ourservices/nutrition/Documents/EatingWellResource.pdf )