Your friend Betty tripped over a kitchen rug while doing dishes and ended up in the hospital. You started to worry that even routine, daily activities could cause hip fractures or other broken bones. Yet at the same time, you want to stay active for as long as possible. It’s a pickle; that’s for sure.
If you have a fear of falling, but you’re not alone. According to the National Council on Aging, more and more people over the age of 65 share this concern. After all, 25% of Americans 65 and older fall each year, and fall injuries are one of the leading causes of death for older Americans.1