Falls and Older Adults

Frequently Asked Questions

13. Does physical activity increase my risk of falls?

You might think that moving about will increase the chance of falling. However, physical activity actually helps lower older adults' risk of falls.

Without the physical activity that comes with doing daily tasks or exercise, your muscles and bones can weaken over time. As a result, you could become more -- not less -- likely to fall. Talk with your doctor about what kinds of physical activity you should do.