One in three Americans over age 65 will suffer a fall this year. If they break a bone, that can be fixed but for some, the fear of falling is more difficult to get over. This fear can pose a danger in itself.
"People who are curtailing their activities because of fear of falling, they're experiencing physical consequences like weakness and as a result, their actual risk of falling will increase," says Elizabeth Peterson, a therapist.
Peterson says seniors need to learn how to think positively about being active while not fearing another fall.
Positive steps to reduce the risk of a fall.
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