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Falls Aren’t a Fact of Life: How to Prevent Falls, Remain Active, and Stay Healthy and Happy

Here’s one of the most common myths about aging:

Falling is an inevitable part of getting older.

It’s true that older people are at higher risk of falling. And when they do fall, the consequences can be serious. According to the National Council on Aging, “Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for older Americans. Falls threaten seniors' safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs.”

But the truth is, most falls are entirely preventable, and seniors don’t have to stop exercising or become inactive to avoid falls.

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Sam Mitchellfalls, aging