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How to Avoid Falling : A Guide for Active Ageing and Independence - Eric Fredrikson

How to Avoid Falling

A Guide for Active Ageing and Independence

Paperback Published: 2nd October 2004
ISBN: 9781554070152
Number Of Pages: 128

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Staying active without fear of falling.

The danger of falling increases substantially with age. This is especially true in developed countries where aging populations tend toward comfortable, inactive lifestyles.

How to Avoid Falling is a practical, non-technical guide to minimizing the occurrence of falls as well as their devastating effects.

The book recommends taking stock of one's current level of health, physical abilities, ongoing medical concerns and current medication. It covers the risk factors of falling, how to alleviate them, as well as some general practices for living a healthy life.

Exercise is key, especially walking every day. There are fitness and balance exercises that will improve health and a sense of well-being.

Fall-proofing a home is also covered, as is being aware of the best way to respond to hazardous situations such as icy or slippery conditions.

A final section describes what to do after a fall starting with how to safely get up again, regaining confidence, as well as how to choose canes and walkers.

Practical advise on how to minimize your risk. Comprehensive chapter one fall proofing every room in the house... describes what to do after a fall. Information-packed guide... illustrated with easy-to-follow line drawings... A highly recommended addition to senior health and fitness collections.--Karen McNally"Library Journal" (10/01/2004) Worksheets provided... and illustrations of different strength and balance exercises are very useful.--Kristina Howard"E-Streams" (03/01/2005) Library Journal selected this book as one of the 'Best Consumer Health Books of 2004.'--Barbara Bibel"Library Journal" (05/01/2005) Great deal of commonsense suggestions... a few simple precautions and an informed outlook you can avoid the pain of falling.--Terry Peters"North Shore News" (10/10/2004) Learn how you can improve your fitness and strength and avoid hazardous falls. Comprehensive chapter one fall proofing every room in the house, plus how to avoid falling hazards outdoors... describes what to do after a fall. Information-packed guide... a program of nonstrenuous exercises to improve balance, strength, and flexibility, these are illustrated with easy-to-follow line drawings... A highly recommended addition to senior health and fitness collections.--Karen McNally"Library Journal" (10/01/2004) A great deal of commonsense suggestions... with a few simple precautions and an informed outlook you can avoid the pain of falling and continue happily with your active lifestyle.--Terry Peters"North Shore News" (10/10/2004) Library Journal selected this book as one of the "Best Consumer Health Books of 2004."--Barbara Bibel"Library Journal" (05/01/2005) Focuses on health and active living. The worksheets provided to assess the different aspects of an individual's health and illustrations of different strength and balance exercises are very useful.--Kristina Howard"E-Streams" (03/01/2005)

Preface Introduction Part I: Health Taking Stock Alleviating the Risks Part II: Active Living Benefits of Exercise Walking Fitness and Strength Exercises Balance Exercises Part III: How to Avoid Falling Prevention and Protection At Home Outside and Away from Home Part IV: After a Fall Back on Your Feet Recovery Conclusion Further Reading Useful Web Sites Index

ISBN: 9781554070152
ISBN-10: 1554070155
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 2nd October 2004
Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 17.8  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.25