Caregivers Solution Magazine

September 1, 2014 | By Nadia

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Five Easy Ways to Prevent Fall and Stay Active

If you have osteoporosis and a fear of falling, your first instinct might be to dial down the physical activity in your life.  That type of thinking is decades old say Cathy McNorgan.  Try Nordic walking.

Weight bearing activity, core muscle strengthening, improving balance and attention to good posture are all common fall prevention strategies.  Recent research shows that Nordic walking targets all four of these areas,,,

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