Exercise and fall prevention strategies to keep you on your feet

When you were young it was simple: if you fell, you got back up. But as you age, falls become more likely, and more dangerous. Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults and the most common reason for hospitalization of older adults in Canada? More than 95 per cent of hip fractures are caused by falling. The good news is that falls can be prevented. Be proactive by doing strength and balance exercises to improve strength, mobility and endurance. Evaluate risks around the home to help identify ways to make it safer (for example; grab bars, or a chair on a rail to go up and down stairs).

Find out what you can do to reduce your risk of falls through our resources below:

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DISCLAIMER: Many of our Blog Posts were written before the COVID-19 pandemic and thus do not necessarily reflect the latest public health recommendations. While the content of these blogs identify activities that support optimal aging, it is important to defer to the most current public health recommendations such as social distancing and frequent hand washing. Some of the activities suggested within these blogs may need to be modified or avoided altogether to comply with current social distancing recommendations. To view the latest updates from the Public Health Agency of Canada, please visit their website

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