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Fall Prevention and Healthy Brain

Fall Prevention and Healthy Brain

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November is Fall Prevention Month
Did you know that falls are a key safety issue for older adults and small children? It is the number one reason for injury for both age groups.

You can prevent falls by making minor changes to your home and adopting a healthy lifestyle. This includes eating well, staying fit, doing strength and balance exercises, and using safety aids. You can find more fall prevention tips on the Ottawa Public Health website.

For a list of safety tips to help prevent injuries to children in your home and when visiting family, visit the Parenting in Ottawa website.

Your brain does an important job. What will you do for it today?

Brain health is about keeping your brain working at its best and reducing risks to it as you age.

Research suggests the choices you make to keep your body healthy may be good for your brain as well. They also make it easier for the brain to cope with any changes that happen with aging and may reduce your risk for dementia later in life.

Take steps to keep your brain working at its best. It is never too early or too late to start being brain healthy. Visit the brain health website to get tips and resources.

Information presented by Ottawa Public Health

Last modified on Thursday, 14 November 2019 06:10

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