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Every year, around one in three over-65s living in the community and one in two people aged over 85 will have a fall.
There are many reasons why the risk of falls and fractures increases with age, including weaker bones and muscles and being less mobile.
Physical activity can improve your fitness and your independence; walking and gardening are easily accessible forms of exercise. Balance training classes will include exercises to strengthen the muscles of your legs and body and to improve your co-ordination and balance.
Your vision plays an important role in your sense of balance and movement, so it’s worth having your eyes checked regularly, at least every two years or so.
Some medicines can make you faint or unsteady, so let your GP know if you ever feel like this. Both your GP and local pharmacist can review your medication and check that the dose and type is correct.
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