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3 Safety Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Falls

By Donna Stark

Slips and falls can happen to anyone, but they are more prevalent and more of a danger to the older adults in our lives. However, that doesn't mean they are inevitable as we age. With some simple changes to your lifestyle and a great support of friends and professionals around you, you can reduce the risk of falls from occurring in the first place. Want to know how to do that? Take a look at what your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic recommend.

Safety Proof Your Home

It's always a good idea to start where you spend the most time, so grab a family member or friend and take a walk around your house. The person you choose to help will essentially become an extra set of hands and eyes while you check your home, inside and out, for all the potential fall hazards. Here's how you can make your home safer.

  • Adhere loose rugs to the floor
  • Clear pathways by removing items and clutter
  • Install railings where balance may be an issue (bathrooms, stairs)
  • Organize cabinets so the items used most often are within reach
  • Mark uneven floors with contrasting paint or tape
  • Repair broken steps or cracked concrete
  • Place nightlights around the home

Ask Your Pharmacist

Unfortunately, there are times when the medications or supplements you are prescribed will increase your risk of falling. That's why it is so important to say yes when the pharmacist asks if you would like for them to go over the side effects. Take the time to listen, ask questions, and let them know about any over-the-counter items you are taking as well in case there is a negative interaction between them. Remember, it's always better to be safe than sorry.

Get Adjusted Regularly

One of the best ways to reduce your risk of falls is to improve your overall stability and balance, and an easy way to do that is by getting regular chiropractic adjustments at The Joint Chiropractic. Routine chiropractic care has been shown to alleviate pain and stiffness, increase range of motion and flexibility, and strengthen balance and coordination. And if that doesn't get you excited, the fact that it is completely all-natural will. That's right. Chiropractic care avoids the use of prescription medications, which means you can avoid the undesirable side effects.

Standing on Your Own Two Feet

With some simple changes to your lifestyle and a couple of supportive people in your corner, reducing your risk of falls is easy. Talk to your loved ones today and come up with a plan that includes a home safety check and routine visits to your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic. It may end up being the most important conversation you have had in a long time.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Spring, Tex.

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