Studies have shown that falls are the world’s second leading cause of death due to related injuries. The age group most susceptible to this are older adults who are 60 and above. While many falls are accidental, there are a few things you can do to prevent these from occurring. One way to minimize fall risks is regular physical activity.
Here’s how seniors can improve their balance:
Remember that every time you practice one of these exercises, it’s important that you have the necessary support. Begin with the easier exercises and work your way towards building your strength. Stop any time you feel uncomfortable, and keep hydrated at all times.
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William Rivers is an editor with a master’s degree in Human Services Counseling at Maine State University. He has more than 20 years of experience working in the senior healthcare industry.