You have to stay off the ground after 60. I’m not quite there, but I’ve been working on staying clear of the ground for years. I’m really focusing on falling down to the ground in this blog. That’s a fast and dangerous way to get down there and you’re all doing it way to often! Once you start to fall then anything goes. When you land you might break a bone, and depending on which bone, it can totally alter the quality of your life! But at best you’re going to bruise something that’s going to take a while to heal. In my practice I see a bunch of fallers every day. All ages. So I make some of my living off your poor balance or your failure to pay attention to your environment. And I wish it wasn’t so!
Kids are going to fall and there’s not much I can accomplish by giving them a lecture on watching where they’re going or fall prevention exercises. So I’m mainly talking to those over 40 because I think that’s an age when some folks start getting clumsy and when some women start getting osteopenia. It’s a good age to start developing some fall-prevention strategies.
Next I’ll talk about a simple exercise you can to do prevent falls.