SAN ANTONIO – As many as one-in-four adults will fall each year; however, there are some simple tricks around the home that can help people from falling.
As a former PE teacher, Howie Weiss knows the importance of staying in shape. At 72, he is balancing the realities of aging with staying in shape, by making changes at home.
“Rather than pick up the laundry basket in two hands and walking down (the stairs) not holding on (to the railing) I take the laundry basket and I walk, holding on, backwards,” he said.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention said falls are the leading cause of death and injuries in older adults, many of which are preventable.
Consumer reports offers a few ideas that might help people avoid falling.
A few simple tricks that could prevent a serious fall.