CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - 1 in 3 adults over the age of 65 will fall EACH year. The average cost per adult per fall is more than $19,000 and falls tend to increase during the winter months.
How can we prevent falls?
- Wear footwear
- Get rid of area rugs
- Don't over decorate for the holidays
- Stay active
- Practice balance - if you don't use it you lose it!
Good exercises the promote balance:
- step overs with couch pillow
- arm swings while walking
- stand on one leg with eyes closed and count to 10, then switch legs