WT 30.1 F852 (disponible) - Monographie
How to avoid falling : a guide for active aging and independence / FREDRIKSON, Eric.
Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2004, 128 p.

Mots-clés principaux
Prévention des accidents
Ouvrage de vulgarisation
Activité physique

Mots-clés secondaires : Équilibre ; Marche ; Statistiques

Résumé :

How to Avoid Falling is a practical, non-technical guide to minimizing the occurrence of falls as well as their devastating effects. The book recommends taking stock of one's current level of health, physical abilities, ongoing medical concerns and current medication. It covers the risk factors of falling, how to alleviate them, as well as some general practices for living a healthy life. Exercise is key, especially walking every day. There are fitness and balance exercises that will improve health and a sense of well-being. Fall-proofing a home is also covered, as is being aware of the best way to respond to hazardous situations such as icy or slippery conditions. A final section describes what to do after a fall starting with how to safely get up again, regaining confidence, as well as how to choose canes and walkers.

Illustrations : ill.
Langue : Anglais
Type d'ouvrage AQESSS : MONO
Doc n° : 18751 ISBN / ISSN : 1554070155
NumRec : 1875103


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