Healthy Living: Preventing Falls

If you’re over 65, you have a 25% chance of falling and hurting yourself.

One of five falls results in serious injury like broken bones.

Conditions that increase risk include lower body weakness, medication side effects, and hazards right around your home.

Whitney Amann has ways you can prevent a fall in another Healthy Living.

The CDC estimates that over 86,000 fall injuries occur every year from tripping over dogs and cats.

Some tips to avoid this is to avoid exciting your dog when you come home, train them to give you space, know their sleeping habits, and avoid stepping over them.

If your pet is sleeping in your path, wake them up to move instead of trying to step over them.

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