Find Your Balance is a theme of November’s Fall Prevention Month – and the universe thought it would be funny to teach me how important fall prevention really is. You see, as I finished writing this post a week before I was going to publish it – that day, I had a fall. Yup, klutz genes in full action. I was walking to Tim Horton’s, reading my phone, stepped on a rock, which twisted my ankle and I fell. The very same day that I wrote a post about fall prevent. Thank you universe, message well received!
Fall prevention month is traditionally dedicated towards seniors because of their fall risk. But I believe fall prevention really starts at any age (including my age). Adopting good habits gives our bodies time to adapt good habits and be in shape to prevent falls.
When I fell, I was fortunate that the biggest injury I sustained was to my ego, since I fell in front of the drive-thru traffic line. Other than a scrape on my hand and a very bruised knee, I was fine and could still walk. Not everyone is that fortunate when they fall.
Finding Balance Launch Event · November 1 2018
Finding your balance is important and easy way to reduce injuries due to falls. Daily exercises that focus on the core muscles helps with balance. Making sure your eyes get checked regularly can assist to prevent falls. Lastly, managing your medications and reducing the effects they may have on your balance can reduce falls.
During Falls Prevention Month – the focus is on activity and your balance. You’ll find a number of great resources below that you can use to keep active, increase your core strength and track your progress! The real benefit will show its self unexpectedly when you have a fall, and you can bounce back quickly due to your stength and balance.
Find Your Balance Resources
· Finding Balance Guidebook
· Challenge Your Balance Worksheet (PDF)
· Be Active Worksheet (PDF)
· Personal Activity Tracker (PDF)
Be sure to share your results in our comments section below! Me, I’ll keep icing my knee and by the time this gets posted on my blog, my purple knee will hopefully be fading.