Step Into Fitness
As we grow older our agility and ability to move changes, and our concern of falling grows stronger. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we have reason to be concerned. Each year, 2.8 million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries with one out of five causing serious injury, such as broken bones or a head injury.
But there is good news. Blair Seniors Services, Inc. is offering two programs at their Senior Centers in hopes of teaching older adults ways to reduce falling. Healthy Steps in Motion (HSIM) is an exercise program designed for people of all fitness levels and strives to reduce the risk of falling by building body strength, increasing flexibility and improving balance.