It’s Fall Prevention Awareness Week, a good time to reflect on how serious a problem falls are. One third of adults 65 and older fall each year. The direct annual medical costs related to falls are $30 billion. By 2020, the over-65 U.S. population is projected to be 55 million, and projected annual medical costs related to falls are $54.9 billion. […]
Flying to a much-anticipated vacation? To a quick weekend getaway? On another business trip? Here are some inflight exercises to get you to your destination feeling fresh and ready to go. And don’t forget to stay well hydrated! […]
Experiencing a fall in your 60s can be an early wake up call. It can alert you to acknowledge and address some of the changes your body is undergoing. Maybe your balance, hearing or vision has begun to decline, or overall physical strength has decreased. Cognitively, perhaps you have slowed; you find it more difficult to multitask, to do more than one thing at a time. A new medication might be increasing your risk of a fall. If you're faced with any of these issues, you should consult your doctor.
Moving through our days gets harder as we age. Bending and stretching, stepping off curbs, even navigating the furnishings in a room – many of us don’t perform these movements as efficiently or gracefully when we’re older, and some of us end up hurting ourselves. We might even fall. But with the right exercises, you can protect your body and enjoy moving more.
We're excited to announce that Martha Stewart's newest book "Living The Good Long Life" has just been released and FallStop is honored to be a contributor to Chapter Two: Healthy Fitness, as well as Chapter Seven: Healthy Home. Be sure to pick up a copy! In it is our exercises and tips.