The Continuum Reno
Have you ever fallen? I would guess that anyone reading this article would say yes. I have - a couple of times as an adult, and besides feeling foolish, they could have been prevented (I will share my stories in later articles).
Sometimes a fall can be caused by circumstances we cannot control. But most often, falls occur when we are just doing daily routines. So what is the big deal? Here are some reasons why it is a critical problem especially as we get older:
If you have answered yes to any of these questions you most likely have a fear of falling. While this fear can be helpful if it causes you to take reasonable precautions, it can be harmful when it causes you to avoid exercise and curtails daily activities that keep you active, strong and healthy.
This series of articles will deal with identifying why we fall and what to do to help prevent a tumble. We will identify personal risk factors, general hazards, and providing tips and tools leading to a more confident and healthy life style.