8 Tips for Safe, Mindful Walking

2019-07-19T20:40:38+00:00

Put your mind in your feet. 53% of falls in healthy older adults occur while walking. When we go about our business each day, we probably never ask ourselves whether we’re walking safely. When we rush, multi-task, and are distracted we’re less likely to be aware of those broken sidewalks, uneven surfaces, cracks in the pavement, that last staircase step. It is very important that we walk mindfully. Here are eight tips to reduce the risk of slips, trips, near-misses and falls while walking. Read my guest post article on Thrive Global.

8 Tips for Safe, Mindful Walking2019-07-19T20:40:38+00:00

Move Strong: 10 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Falls

2019-07-19T20:42:03+00:00

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. […]

Move Strong: 10 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Falls2019-07-19T20:42:03+00:00

Wake-Up Fall in Your 60s

2019-07-19T20:41:43+00:00

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.

Wake-Up Fall in Your 60s2019-07-19T20:41:43+00:00