Features February 2012 Issue

3 Ways to Maintain Balance, Prevent Falls

With age comes an increased danger of falling. Practice these exercises to boost your odds of staying upright.

Falls are a leading cause of injury in older adults. In fact, as many as one-half of people age 65 or older will experience a fall this year. But falls are not inevitable. Getting regular hearing and vision exams, talking with your doctor about medications that could affect your balance, wearing non-slip, thin-soled shoes, making sure your living area is well-lighted, and removing clutter in your home and workplace are all steps you can take to avoid falls.

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