Tips for seniors to prevent falls

BY YOUR NAME Staff Writer Published: April 25, 2013


To prevent falls and injuries:

Stay active by walking and exercising, eating a nutritious diet and avoiding obesity.

To improve balance, get your ears and eyes checked regularly, do physical therapy to improve balance while standing or walking, use a cane or walker and monitor your blood pressure.

Have your eyes examined every year and replace glasses as needed.

Talk to your doctor and-or pharmacist about medications that can cause dizziness, nausea or tiredness.

Avoid alcohol and drug use.

Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control

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