When you’re young, falling “head over heels” is something great — it means you’re in love! But as an older adult, it has more serious implications. After a certain age, the risk of falling increases, and so does the chance of injury. That’s because our hearing, sight, strength, and coordination change as we age, affecting our balance.
The good news is that most falls are preventable. During Healthy Aging Month, we are highlighting these three tips that can help you and or a loved one stay safe, healthy, and independent for as long as possible.
Make your home safer. Remove trip hazards like cords, throw rugs, and clutter from your floor. Make sure there’s enough bright lighting in and around your house like stairways and walkways where falls can easily happen.
Exercise to improve balance and strength. There are many exercises that can improve balance and keep your reflexes sharp. If you belong to a fitness center or gym, look for classes in yoga, Pilates, or Tai Chi. Also consider strength training to build muscle and increase bone density.
Check hearing and vision annually. Your eyes and ears play a huge role in your body’s balance perception, so schedule regular hearing and vision exams. If you already wear glasses or contacts, be sure your prescription is current.
Unfortunately, life is full of little accidents, and that’s when Arnicare can offer help. This homeopathic medicine relieves muscle pain, stiffness, and swelling from minor injuries, as well as reduces discoloration from bruises.* It contains only one active ingredient — Arnica montana, a type of mountain daisy that has been used for centuries as a natural pain reliever.
Arnicare is available in oral pellets and tablets that may be safely used in conjunction with Arnicare Gel, Cream, Ointment, or Bruise. All topical formulas are unscented do not contain any dyes or parabens.
Discover which Arnicare is right for you by visiting Arnicare.com.
*Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.