Most of our public spaces and even our homes are well-lit and relatively easy to maneuver around. But there are many times when we just can’t seem to keep from knocking into things, tripping and falling.
According to the American Academy of Family Physicians,
“falls are the leading cause of injury-related visits to emergency departments in the United States and the primary etiology of accidental deaths in persons over the age of 65 years. The mortality rate for falls increases dramatically with age in both sexes and in all racial and ethnic groups, with falls accounting for 70 percent of accidental deaths in persons 75 years of age and older.”(1)
Learning this simple walking technique can help reduce your chances of injury.