What are the some common reasons for falling?

Click the video below to learn more about common risk factors with Nymbl’s Dr. Estrada

Nymbl prioritizes your health needs. To help you live a confident life as you age, we’re talking about the some common reasons for falling.

Three common reasons for falling: 

1. History: If you’ve experienced a fall in the past year, you’re at increased risk of falling again¹. 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)¹.

3. Environment: Many falls occur in your home because you’re there most often². 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.

If you’re struggling with balance or the fear of falling, you are not alone. At Nymbl, our goal is to empower you to live a confident and independent life, free from the fear of falling. Nymbl is a scientifically-proven³ approach to fall prevention that makes balance training both fun and effective by combining simple body movements with brain games to challenge your body and mind at the same time. Nymbl is fully covered by your health plan and is available at no cost to you.

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Nymbl’s technology is intended to improve balance, strength and coordination, and to help individuals who have experienced, or are at risk for, weakness or loss of balance or mobility. It is important to work with a medical professional if you notice that you are developing weakness, mobility or balance problems, as this can indicate a serious medical condition. Nymbl is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. The information provided by Nymbl is for general purposes, and is not intended to constitute medical advice. You are encouraged to confirm any information provided by Nymbl with other sources and your healthcare provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency during use of the program, call your doctor or emergency medical phone number immediately.