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Health & wellbeing are key to independent living for elderly people. Many support and care services promote healthy physical and emotional well-being, by providing services such as exercise & fitness classes, including chair based exercise, aerobics and Tai Chi. As well as improving physical health and well-being, these activities promote social and psychological well-being because they are group activities. A good balanced diet can improve the health of older people, and dietary advice can easily be obtained from a number of sources. Keeping warm in winter is important for older people to avoid problems especially if they have a chronic disease or disability, and risks of heart attacks increase if the body temperature drops. It is therefore important to ensure that people on low incomes maximise their income with the help of benefits advice. People who are housebound may be eligible for day care services where they can receive a healthy meal, and enjoy both companionship and activities.
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