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Staying mobile

Introduction

As we get older, keeping active can help you remain independent for as long as possible. Good strength and balance keep you from slowing down, so that you can keep living the life you want.


Having a fall might be the last thing on your mind at the moment, but now is the time to take action so that you can keep living the life you want.

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Every year one-third of people aged 65 and above fall over. Hip fracture is a common injury that comes from a fall, and half of those who fracture their hip never return to being as active as they were before the fall. Unfortunately, falls can mean the end of independence for some older people.

The good news is that there is plenty you can do to avoid a fall in later life. For example:

Keep physically active and do regular exercise in order to improve your muscle strength and balance.

Use the NHS falls prevention services. These can help in different ways, including fun and informal exercise groups, advice at home, and foot and bone health assessments.

Why not pop by and see us or give us a call and we may be able to advise you more?

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