A MyNotifi Memo: 3 Top Fall Myths Debunked
Ignorance isn’t bliss when it comes to your health and safety. It’s important that you remain informed about falls and fall risks. You’d be surprised how many people fall for these common myths.
Myth: Falling is not a big deal.
Fact: Even though some falls are not serious, many are, and can have long-lasting effects. In fact, falls are the leading cause of non-fatal and fatal injuries for Americans over 65.
Myth: Limiting my activity will prevent falls.
Fact: This is absolutely false. Lack of activity and strength actually puts you at greater risk of falling. Exercise is one of the best ways to prevent falls, especially if it helps improve lower body strength, flexibility, range of motion, and balance.
Myth: Once you’ve lost muscle tone and flexibility, they’re gone.
Fact: Fortunately, this is just not true. It’s never too late to start getting the benefits of exercise.
So what now? It’s time to get moving and be prepared! Get your MyNotifi fall detection and prevention device today.
Worn on your wrist or clipped to your belt, MyNotifi goes with you wherever you go. If your MyNotifi detects that you’ve fallen, it alerts a designated list of your friends, families or neighbors, letting them know you may need help. The MyNotifi smartphone app comes preset with 38 certified physical therapy exercises designed to help prevent falls.
Don’t let your fear of falling stop you. Stay active. Stay independent. Stay safe.
For more information about MyNotifi, check out www.mynotifi.com