Improve and Maintain Balance to Prevent Falls
Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Some of you may remember a commercial from years ago that said, “Help, I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up.”
Falls are nothing to laugh about, especially as you age. However, your focus should be on preventing them. Take our quiz to learn more about falls and ways to stay steady on your feet.
In addition, the Centers for Disease recommends the following tips for avoiding falls:
Maintain proper vision by having your eyes checked
Wear proper footwear
Eliminate trip hazards
Keep clutter off floors
Use grab bars in the bathroom
Use handrails and lights in hallways and staircases
If you want to improve your balance, start by talking to your doctor for recommended tips. Plus, many communities offer free Matter of Balance classes for older adults to regain their balance.
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