Stay physically active to prevent falls and improve your balance.
Did you know that more than 2 million older Americans go to the emergency room because of fall-related injuries each year? A simple fall can cause serious fracture of the arm, hand, ankle, or hip. The good news is that you can help prevent falls by staying physically active. These exercises can help:
- Balance exercises: try standing on one foot or walking heel to toe
- Lower body strength exercises: the back leg raise or knee curl
Read more about these exercises and get more fall prevention tips on the Go4Life website.