Be Ready, Be Steady! November is Fall Prevention Month

November 24, 2020

By Heather Avery, Patient Safety Consultant, Fredericton/Upper River Valley.

Falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury-related hospitalization in every age group in Canada. Many falls are preventable and for adults, prevention starts with physical activity.

November is the time to start preparing for winter physical activities. Regular physical activity during the winter months could include walking, and it’s important to be prepared for winter conditions such as temperature and snowfall.

Before walking:

During your walk:

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Benefits of walking

– Improved mental, social, and physical health as well as better balance, posture, and muscle strength
– It reduces the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and improves bone health to help prevent fall fractures
– It’s a good way to spend time with others

Enjoy winter walking and be safe!