Keeping you connected - Preserving your
I n d e p e n d e n c e.
What advice would you give to prevent falls?
One important piece of advice is: stay healthy.
Walk around and keep the lower extremities strong. An active lifestyle
is very important. And be aware of your surroundings. That's tougher
for older individuals, because their senses and awareness of their
surroundings is not as keen as younger individuals.
But it's also very important that people
not be overly afraid of falling. Fear should not prevent you from
going outside and exercising and doing your activities. Just take
some considerations of your surroundings and eliminate all of
the hazards associated with fall accidents.
Source: Dr. Thurman Lockhart, Virginia
Polytech Institute , Denver Post, Jan 15, 2003