Did you know that according to aging.com, every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall? More than 300, 000 people are hospitalised each year from broken hips and 95% of these fractures are the result of a fall.
The average cost of treating a fall is $30,000. There are many factors that contribute to falls including impaired vision, poor lighting, slippery floors, uneven surfaces, etc. but research shows that physical strength and posture are among the leading causes.
Today we have Eric Daw, a personal trainer who works with seniors to help them become more active and help them improve their functional movement. He also works with seniors either individually or in group settings at various locations including Michael Garron Hospital, The Badminton and Racquet Club, Revera Senior Living, and many more.
Eric is a functional movement specialist as well as an older adult specialist.
- His approach to working with seniors who are concerned about falling
- How he motivates people in their 40s or 50s to be more active
- His suggestion to people who can only spend a limited time in the gym
- Different types of exercises that can help one become active in the later years of their lives
- Tips on how to motivate older people to be more active
- How he measures weight loss goals
- When is it considered too late to start exercising
- His thoughts on age-centric classes versus multi-generational classes
- One tip he would give to people in their 30s to 60s who want to avoid falls
- The one thing he learned from working with seniors
“We’re always a perfect age to do anything.”
Did You Know Segment: https://www.aging.com/falls-fact-sheet/