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Talk to your doctor if you have fallen, feel unsteady when standing or walking, or are afraid you might fall. Small steps can help you maintain independence and reduce your risk of falling.

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Staying active is essential to keeping your body healthy, and it can help you prevent falls. Regular exercise can improve your muscles and make you stronger.

Another benefit of staying active is that it helps slow bone loss from osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes your bones to weaken and break more easily. You can reduce your fall risk and stay healthy with early screenings, preventive measures, and treatment. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best preventive measures for you.

You can try different exercises, but you should establish an exercise plan that is right for you. Talk to your healthcare providers about your options.

You can improve your balance, muscle strength and coordination by:

  • Walking or climbing stairs
  • Using resistance bands
  • Practicing yoga
  • Taking tai chai
  • Joining a pilates class
  • Lifting weights

It is essential to talk to your healthcare provider before you begin exercising.

Avoiding falls and staying active can help you maintain your independence and make sure you get to keep doing the activities you enjoy, like:

Spending time with your friends and family

Volunteering in your community

Starting a new exercise routine

Exploring local parks

Attending a show or festival

Going to the store

Blue Advantage® (PPO) is provided by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
Information provided is not intended to replace medical advice from healthcare professionals.