The risk of falling increases with age and is greater for women than men. Annually, falls are reported by one-third of all people over the age of 65. Two-thirds of those who fall will do so again within six months. Falls are the leading cause of death from injury among people 65 and older.
Are you worried about falling? Do you feel afraid you may fall when walking in public? At the store, or your church? One reason seniors fall is due to not lifting the feet when stepping. When seniors fail to lift their feet when stepping, often they will trip and fall.
In today’s video I go over 5 stepping exercises seniors can perform to improve walking balance. You can use hurdles if you wish, but really anything will do that you can step over. Shoes or stuffed animals work great.
Doug Schrift is a Physical Therapist, Certified Geriatric Specialist, and senior fitness coach. Doug helps seniors become strong and stable even if they have never exercised before.
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