Regular exercise can improve balance, and increase our ability to recover and get up if we do end up on the ground.
First here are the facts.
About one third of adults age 65 years and older experience at least one fall accident per year, and the rate of falls and severity of the resulting complications increases with age.
Physical activity, especially activity that includes balance training, can greatly reduce the risk of falling. But as we know, falls can be inevitable. With regular exercise, the ability to tolerate a fall increases, with less chance of significant injury.
Let’s start a new slogan going into 2021- I’ve fallen and I can get up!