Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for older Americans. Falls threaten seniors' safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs. With Fall Prevention Awareness Week, here are some tips to help.
While aging is not fully understood, it can be broken down into two categories: intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic aging is due to genetic factors, while extrinsic aging can be attributed to lifestyle choices like alcohol consumption, smoking, diet, exercise, and stress management. Read more below!