Take Control of Your Health

According to a recent article from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), there is a list of six things that can help you prevent falls.

1.  Find a good balance and exercise program.

2.  Talk to your healthcare provider.

3.  Review your medications.

4.  Get vision and hearing checked annually.

5.  Keep your home safe.

6.  Talk to your family members.

We all get steady on our feet sometimes.  If there is no rhyme or reason (to you) as to WHY it happens, you need to take the time to figure it out.  It could be a reaction medication; it could be inner ear problems causing your balance.  It could be lack of exercise and weak core muscles.  It could be a combination of things.  Without talking to a professional, you may never know and your risk of falling will only increase.  Check out the attached flyer for more information or visit www.ncoa.org.

NCOA-Falls-Flyer-2014

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