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Worries about falls don't need to keep you indoors. Outdoor activities like walking have big benefits for your health. You will need to watch your step and learn a few safety measures.
If you are worried about having a fall outdoors, ask your doctor about exercises, classes, or physiotherapy that may help. You can learn ways to gain strength, flexibility, and balance. Ask if it might help to use a cane or walker.
You can make your time outdoors safer with a few simple measures.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
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Current as of: August 6, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
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