What can I do?
A whole range of factors can contribute to you having a fall. A thorough assessment by your GP, or Practice Nurse, a Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist is recommended to determine your level of risk. Factors can include medication side effects, vision problems, weak muscles, dizziness and environmental factors such as slippery floors and loose rugs.
Physical activity is also very important, so be physically active everyday. Whatever your age, aim to do 30 minutes of activity at least 5 times a week if possible. The activity should make you breathe a bit faster and your heart pump a bit harder, but you should still be able to talk while doing the activity. You can break it up into 10 minute blocks and as you become fitter you can do it for longer. Better still, do some balance and strength training.