Falls are the second leading cause of death, second only to motor vehicle accidents in the United States. More than a million people fall each year.
Falls are the easiest type of injury to prevent. Take the time to watch for and correct hazardous conditions and lower the chance of incident and subsequent injury.
Avoid Common Hazards
WEAR appropraiate footwear
KNOW your medications and how they react
HAVE your vision checked frequently
BEGIN a regular exercise regimen
Improve Your Balance
Take time to exercise to improve your balance. Visit this video compliments of Strong Seniors for Balance Exercises for Senior: Chair Exercises or try one of the other videos. Remember: check with your doctor before beginning any new exercise program. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJisTCwzhJMLearn More Download PDF