Life can be full of wonderful experiences. Falling is not among them.
There is nothing pleasant about losing a sense of control, panicking while searching for a way to stabilize oneself, then feeling all kinds of pain after landing on the ground.
A flurry of worrying questions may emerge in the aftermath of a fall.
What’s going on with me? Did I break anything? Am I going to be all right? What do I do now?
Fall risk can increase with age and lack of exercise. A recent Ask IFAS publication walks readers through several beginner-level exercises that are meant to help them maintain or improve balance, strength, and flexibility.
This publication is part of a larger series on fall prevention. Other articles in this series discuss determining fall risk, identifying possible fall hazards at home, and decreasing the chance of additional injury after a fall.