There are ways you can reduce your risk of having a fall, including doing exercises to improve your strength and balance.
If you have fallen in the past, making changes to reduce your chances of having a fall can also help you overcome any fear of falling.
Strength and balance training
Doing regular strength exercises and balance exercises can improve your strength and balance, and reduce your risk of having a fall.
This can take the form of simple activities such as walking and dancing, or specialist exercise sessions, such as those offered by Vista Wellbeing.
It’s important that a strength and balance training programme is tailored to the individual and monitored by an appropriately trained professional.
There’s also evidence that taking part in regular tai chi sessions can reduce the risk of falls. Tai chi is a Chinese martial art that places particular emphasis on movement, balance and co-ordination.
Based on information from the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/falls/prevention/
How can Vista Wellbeing help?
Vista Wellbeing offers a range of indoor and outdoor activity sessions.
Vista Wellbeing’s Clinical Director (Anita Griggs) is a trained Level 4 Postural Stability Instructor. Anita will be able to determine what type of exercise programme might be suitable for you – and she can liaise with your health professionals as well if required.
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