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Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls

Staying active

​​​​​​​​​​​​It is never too late to start being active. It improves your health and lowers your risk of falling.

Staying active:

  • keeps your bones, muscles, heart, and lungs strong and healthy
  • makes daily living tasks—like getting up from a chair or into a car—easier
  • improves your balance
  • helps you move easier
  • increases your energy
  • helps you sleep
  • improves your confidence when walking

Don’t forget that physical activity is also fun. Be inspired to get active (video) by doing things you enjoy and including your family and friends.

Talk to your healthcare provider before starting a new physical activity, and:

Learn more about risk factors for falling.


Current as of: May 30, 2024

Author: Fall Risk Management Program