Balance Exercises Help Prevent Falls

Every six minutes a senior is taken to the ER because of a fall. Balance exercises are one of the best ways to help prevent falls. Falls can happen to anyone but as we get older the risks are greater. Being able to enjoy time with family, doing activities and being independent is important. That is why adults, and adults 65 and older, need to continue being physically active and do exercises that strengthen and tone the muscles, as well as activities that help improve or maintain their flexibility and balance. Check out the video on Exercises at the Kitchen Sink! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO0gxu03WCs&feature=relmfu

For more information on the amount of physical activity, muscle and bone strengthening and balance activities you need to do for your age, go to www.csep.ca/guidelines. For information on Falls Prevention you can go to www.findingbalanceontario.ca and www.elginhealth.on.ca/fallsprevention.