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Keeping your bones safe from falls

Keeping your bones safe from falls

May 3, 2023

The best way to prevent falls is to take proactive steps to stay safe.

Here are some tips to help reduce the risk of falls.

  1. Exercise regularly to improve balance, strength, and coordination.
  2. Wear proper shoes, avoiding ones with slippery soles.
  3. Make sure your home is easy to navigate by having clear pathways, removing tripping hazards and improving lighting.
  4. Avoid sitting or standing for too long.  Take frequent breaks and change positions.
  5. Use a cane or walker if needed for balance.
  6. Have grab bars, railings, and nonslip mats in places like bathrooms, stairs, doorways, or kitchen.