Balance, Fall Prevention and Osteoporosis

Falls put you at risk of serious injury. Fall prevention is an important safety issue to consider as you get older. Physical changes, health conditions. types of medications used, make falls more likely as you age. In fact, falls are a leading cause of injury among older adults. The good news is there are ways to improve your balance and reduce the risks of falling. Let me give you a few tips to increase your confidence and quality of life. Call 831-726-6493 for help today.

Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone doesn’t keep up with the loss of old bone. A fall or even mild stresses on the body can cause a bone fracture. Osteoporosis related fractures most commonly occur in the hip, wrist or spine which can severely impair your mobility, independence and quality of life. Exercise can help you build strong bones and slow bone loss. The good news is exercise will benefit your bones no matter when you start.

Exercise and Movement will:

  • Increase your muscle strength
  • Improve your balance
  • Decrease your risk of bone fracture
  • Maintain or improve your posture
  • Relieve or decrease pain
  • Improve bone strength