Statistics from the Centers Disease Control and Prevention tell us that 1 out of 4 Americans over the age of 65 will fall during just about any given year. Whether in a supermarket, on a sidewalk, in the workplace, or at home, these falls can easily cause serious injuries like broken bones, fractured spines or traumatic brain injuries.
In this issue, we’ll share tips from the American Council on Science and Health that will help you avoid fractures and other injuries if you feel yourself about to fall.
Hardly. In fact, those between the ages of 50 and 60 experience an even greater frequency of falls since they tend to be more active than seniors 65 and older. That’s according to a study from the Journal of Allied Health.
There is an artform to falling in a safe way, and a professional stuntwoman shared her techniques for absorbing serious spills in a recent interview published on the AARP website. The main thing, she said, is to avoid being rigid when you sense you’re about to fall.
Slip-and-fall accidents can happen in a flash, but hopefully, the tips above will provide you with a bit of knowledge to help protect yourself.
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