Debunking the myths about falling

According to the National Council on Aging, every 11 seconds, an adult is seen in the E.R. for a fall-related injury, 

The end of September was Fall Prevention week in the U.S. As a promotion, the National Council on Aging wrote the article, Debunking the Myths of Older Adult Falls. Of the ten myths listed, #3-#5 stuck out the most. 

Physical activity is one of the best ways to build and maintain strength and flexibility. Strength and flexibility are essential to balance.

A few months ago, we covered a few things you can do to work on your balance. They included:

  1. Spend time breathing three-dimensionally to improve the flexibility of your spine, rib cage, and hips.
  2. Stand with your weight over your foot tripod, meaning your weight should be equally distributed between the base of your big toe, small toe, and heel, giving you the broadest base to stand on.

These will go a long way to improving your balance, flexibility, and core strength.

The best thing you can do if you are concerned about your strength, flexibility, or balance is to seek the services and guidance from a professional trained to identify your unique needs and marry them with your specific goals.  

That's us!

We specialize in working with our clients to do the activities they need, want, and love to do and we would love to learn if we can help you!



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