Thursday, November 04, 2010

Indoor and Outdoor Falls: Are the Risks the Same?

Here's a really great article about falls. Did you know that more active, healthy adults fall outside the home, while sicker, less active adults fall inside? Makes sense, doesn't it? Fall prevention courses and articles tend to focus on falls inside the home. Yet, there are plenty of obstacles outdoors. I've had three friends fall outside in the past year -- one broke her arm, one broke her hip, and one hit his head and died within 24 hours.

So, be aware of your surroundings, no matter where you are. Look ahead. Watch where you are going. Be mindful.

Indoor and Outdoor Falls: Are the Risks the Same?

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