Preventing Falls and Fractures in Your Daily Routine

One simple movement could change your life in just seconds - like taking a step and accidentally tripping on a rug or slipping on the wet floor. Unfortunately, the risk of falling, or falling related problems, increases with age. If you fall, there is high potential to break a bone, like thousands of older men and women do each year. For older folks, a broken bone can be the start of more serious health problems. It is important to be aware of all of the different ways you can avoid falling and hurting yourself.

Take the Right Steps to Prevent Falls

By taking extra good care of your overall health, you may be able to lower your chances of falling and injuring yourself. Most of the time, falls and accidents don't "just happen". Below are a few tips to help avoid falling and potentially breaking a bone:

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