Reducing your risk of falling

Ageing affects our balance, muscle strength and bone health. However, falls and fractures are not, as many people think, an inevitable part of getting older.

Most falls and fractures can be prevented by making some small simple changes in your life and home that will help you to stay healthy and well.

Maintaining your strength and balance are especially important to help you carry on doing the things you enjoy and to stay independent.

There are lots of simple things you can do yourself to stay steady on your feet and reduce your risk of falling and to keep your bones healthy.

The Steady in Stockport falls prevention and bone health service can also support you to take steps to reduce your risk of falling and keep your bones strong.