For the majority of our lives we take it for granted that once we stand straight on our two feet, we’ll stay that way. But once we turn 60 keeping our balance is not a sure thing any more. Each year about 30 % of older Americans take a tumble – and the risk of falling increases significantly in our 80s and 90s.
Luckily, most of these falls produce only insignificant scratches and bruises. They do make us frightened of falling again, though. We hear stories of our friends sustaining injuries (hip fractures, especially), which can lead to a disability.
According to CDC, in 2010, 2.3 million fall injuries sent older people to emergency rooms, 662,000 people required hospitalizations and falls cost $30 billion in direct medical costs. So it’s only logical that you want to do whatever is in your power to prevent falling. And sometimes it can be as simple as choosing the right footwear!
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