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Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

Slips, Trips and Falls

Having a fall later on in life is a concern for a lot of us, But, Falling is not a natural part of ageing. Remember. Leaves are meant to fall. People aren't! 

With regular exercise and keeping active we can cut our risk of falling and feel fitter and healthier. There are specific programmes for improving strength and balance and can reduce the risk of falling by 5%. Experts recommend participating in physical activity for 30 minutes on five or more days per week.

Improved living standards, better healthcare, greater awareness of the importance of a healthy diet and taking regular exercise have led to more and more people enjoying life into their 80's and 90's. However older people, in particular the frail elderly are one of the groups of our population most vulnerable to accidents, particularly in and around the home. 

We are now on Twitter Follow us @FallsTeamWorcs Find out whether you are at risk of falling