What are the most common reasons for falling?
Click the video below to learn more about common risk factors for falls with Dr. Estrada
Nymbl prioritizes your health needs. To help you live a confident life as you age, we’re talking about the most common reasons for falling.
The three most common reasons for falling:
1. History: If you’ve experienced a fall in the past year, you’re at increased risk of falling again. But it’s important to remember that falls don’t have to continue being a part of your life.
2. Fear: The fear of falling can be overwhelming, and your outlook on it impacts how you move and how you choose to move (if you’re scared of falling, you may be less likely to move both inside and outside of your home).
3. Environment: Most falls occur in your home because you’re there most often. Your familiarity with your environment impacts how carefully you move (if your mindset is “I’ve done that a hundred times,” you may be less cautious when moving).
It’s important to remember that falls are preventable. You can improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling by including balance training into your daily routine. Effective balance training teaches your brain and body to work together, better preparing you for life’s many uncertainties.