You should be concerned if you have taken a fall in the past few months.

The week of September 20th is Fall Prevention Week.

If you have taken a tumble this past year, I hate to worry you – but you should worry. According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA):

  • Falling is not a normal part of aging.
  • Falls threaten the safety and independence for older Americans and can create a heavy economic and personal burden.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one-fourth of Americans aged 65 and older will fall each year. Falls result in more than 3 million injuries treated in emergency departments annually, including over 850,000 hospitalizations and more than 29,000 deaths.

Below is a blog post from a few months ago – you should give this some thought.

Did you know that men are more likely to die from a fall than a woman?

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

I love TIP NUMBER ONE (below). Maybe fall prevention week is the time to invite a friend to join you in a balance class. You can take mine for free through the month of September (see below). It’s always fun to have a friend to work out with and this is a good time to get started if you haven’t yet. Do it for a friend. If you have, I say BRAVO! The folks in my class are doing such a great job with their balance and mobility – come and join the fun.

The key points from the National Council on Aging should be taken seriously, particularly Point 1. Don’t wait until you fall before you take your balance and stability seriously. Time and time again, people start working on their balance after they have fallen and perhaps injured themselves. Don’t be that person!

Try this RIGHT NOW. How long you can stand on one foot. Can you do it with your eyes closed? If not, REACH OUT TO ME and enroll in my Balance and Mobility Class. I will even give you the first week free.

Click on the link consult tab and let me know how I can help, just type in FREE BALANCE CLASS. As a senior myself, I know how important it is to have good balance and mobility. As my Dad use to say “Stay on your feet, we’ve got a bet on you, kid.”

References

Click on the link below and answer the 12 questions to learn more about falls prevention tips and find out if you’re at risk. Please do this TODAY so you know your risk level.

https://www.ncoa.org/article/falls-free-checkup

I am so passionate about fall prevention, so in case you missed it, here’s another of my blog posts. Comment below and let me know what you are doing to improve your balance.

Sandi Feaster

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