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Don’t Fall Down
This podcast is about keeping your balance physically, not emotionally, better known as not falling and hurting yourself. I have a lot of experience with falling, not purposefully, and usually with some resulting bumps, bruises, and once a broken clavicle.
There are a lot of reasons that people take falls and I talk about most of them. Things like losing muscle mass from aging, medications like anti-depressants and antihistamines, some cognitive disorders like Alzheimers and dementia. Arthritis and osteoarthritis and low levels of Vitamin D can all cause falls to happen. There are a few others that I talk about as well.
Then there are a number of exercise programs (like yoga & pilates) I suggest as well as what not to wear, do, or consume. My last suggestion is to not only think about your own life but to watch for these issues in the lives of family members and friends and help them to do proactive self-care to ward off falls and the resulting issues that can impact their lives.
I hope this helps keep this in everyone’s consciousness as we get older and our parents get older because one fall can drastically alter a person’s life and the lives of those around them.