Falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalization, injury-related death, and the main reason for admission to an elderly care facility. Falls and fall-related injury decrease the quality of life and independence of many elderly adults each year. Falls can happen anywhere at any time but the majority happen unsuspectingly in the comfort of your own home! However a combination of prevention interventions can greatly reduce the risk of falls and allow you to live a healthy, injury free and ‘balanced’ life.  Be active, take your time, live safe and choose smart to reduce your chances of having a fall, to continue the activities you love. Here are a few tips and strategies you can use to achieve your goal of a healthy, fall free lifestyle.

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