Professor Dr Margie Sharpe says, “loss of confidence after a fall all too often translates into avoidance of physical movement/activity. Meaning, we sit for long periods of time in an attempt to avoid falling over. Unfortunately, the lack of physical activity actually causes more falls.”
You can think of it along these lines; sitting is the killer and movement is the healer. To activate our balance mechanisms we need to move (eg walking on uneven surfaces, shopping, gardening).
We are designed to live in a gravitational world (not in outer space); so gravity is our friend and not our foe.
But what if we showed you how to fall correctly?
1) Prevention of Falls in the Elderly
Authored by Dr Colin Tidy, 03 Jul 2016
Text by CHRISTOPHER F. SCHUETZEJAN. 2, 2018