• Patrick McBride

Helping over 65s stay strong and healthy in their bubble.

Healthy for Life is a new TV show set to air on TVNZ 1 to help keep those over 65 active during bubble life.

ACC are helping to bring a new TV show to screens across New Zealand to keep those over 65 active during lockdown.

Hosted by former-Silver Fern Bernice Mene, Healthy For Life will air on 2 May, with a focus on strength and balance while also providing tips on staying safe at home.

The show will also share clever ideas on keeping your brain active, keeping up with friends, and healthy eating.

ACC Head of Injury Prevention, Isaac Carlson, says around the age of 65 there's an increased risk of injury from falling, but maintaining strength and balance can help people keep mobile and prevent injuries from falls.

"Regular exercise is one of the best things anyone can do to stay fit and healthy. Staying active and having core strength and balance keeps you steady on your feet. This is especially important as we age to reduce the risk of a fall and maintain confidence to be active and independent." Carlson said.

He hopes the Healthy For Life programme will introduce more people to our Live Stronger for Longer injury prevention programme for over 65s, and encourages everyone to have a go.

Healthy For Life screens on 2 May at 9am on TVNZ 1, and repeats Saturdays thereafter. It will also be available at TVNZ OnDemand.

The show is part of a new collaboration with TVNZ and partners across the health sector.