Sunday, September 17, 2017

Maintaining Your Balance

Have you ever thought of yourself as being accident prone or a klutz. You are not alone. At some point in life we all take a tumble with the worst outcome being a bruise or sprain. But it is important to be aware, falls can be deadly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, unintentional falls cause more than 18,000 deaths and nearly 450,000 hospitalizations per year in the United States. The vast majority of these falls take place among people over the age of 65, but it is incorrect to assume younger people aren't at risk too.
Most of our everyday normal activity is achieved by having good balance. It is something we often never think about until there is a problem. The motor skills needed for good balance can be maintained or even improved with exercises which help keep the hips, knees and ankles strong. Check out "6 Simple Ways to Regain Your Balance and Prevent Falls".

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