Falls aren’t good for anyone. But it’s extra important to avoid accidents if you have osteoporosis or if you’ve got low bone density, also called osteopenia. Because your bones are weaker, they can break more easily if you fall.
If you’re 65 or older, know that 1 in 3 adults in this age group falls every year — and the odds go up with each decade. Take the right steps, though, and you can protect yourself.
About half of all falls happen at home, but the hazards that cause them are easy to spot and fix.
Make these good habits part of your routine: