To be independent, you need to get out of bed, move around the house, go to and from a car, and get out to see your friends and family. Age can change how you walk, and lack of physical activity can, too.
These change may include:
Signs of possible problems with your balance are:
We rely a lot on our vision to help our balance. So our balance will change if we need new glasses or our vision is poor.
Walking with your hands in your pockets and carrying a heavy purse can change your balance. So can unsupportive footwear.
If you live in an area where there are no recreation or fitness centres, consider using designed trails, school gyms, the local indoor or strip mall, or the indoor hockey rink.
To learn more about your risk of falling complete the
“Is there a chance you might fall?” checklist.
Current as of: June 30, 2019
Author: Fall Risk Management Program
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