Okay you guys, this subject is close to home for many of us. As human beings we will fall on the ground many times during our tenure on Earth. People trip and fall all the time, but many disabled people live with a constant risk. With that risk comes a fear that lives with you day and night. A monkey that stays parked on your back and refuses to leave. I have knowledge of this monkey because, he lives with me, everyday.
So, what should we do if we have that risk? There are plenty of ways we can minimize the risk, and help us feel more independent in our daily lives. According to www.everydayhealth.com there are 10 things you can do to prevent falls in your home. This article is very useful and has easy to follow steps. http://www.everydayhealth.com/hs/living-better-with-ms-guide/prevent-ms-falls-at-home/
There is one thing that has helped me tremendously, named Pilates. It is a form of exercise that helps keep my muscles strong and pliable. My core is much stronger and because of that I have been able to recover after a loss of balance, so the number of falls have been greatly reduced. Another benefit is it helps me to keep from getting sore and stiff if I do fall. As always, check with your Dr. about any form of exercise. You can find out more about Pilates and its benefits at www.pilatesform.com
There are many great resources concerning fall prevention:
So there you have it. Please keep yourself safe and protected from falls. You are a valuable asset to those you love and those who love you.
Do you have problems with falling?