Getting active

Getting more active is a great way of helping to prevent falls.

Elderly man playing golfWe rely on our balance to keep us upright when we over-reach or trip, but as we age our balance reaction times get slower and so do our reflexes. We also lose some of our muscle strength. 

Being active is not just about doing exercise, but also incorporating more activity into your day to day life. In particular, exercise to target balance and strength will help to keep you on your feet and reduce your risk of having a fall, such as walking, gardening and fitness classes.

In Northamptonshire there are lots of opportunities to stay active.

Learn more about reducing falls by staying active

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