The Detailed 15-Point Guide to Live Long, Healthy
In June 2021, I wrote why it is extremely important that we don’t fall. Falls can cause fractures, which then start a downslide that often leads to an accelerated reduction of healthspan and lifespan. Falls may also lead to a lack of confidence, which can then lead to reduced mobility and spiral into mental and physical deterioration.
Of all these factors, physical activity and strength training have the best evidence for preventing falls, especially for those at high risk for falls or those who have already had one fall. Exercise also helps with other parameters of health and should necessarily be a part of daily life, more, the older you get.What I haven’t discussed in any detail is the the 5th point, i.e. addressing environmental hazards that can lead to falls, specifically those at home.