Falling over is something we tend to associate with the very old – yet everyone over 50 is much more likely to have a fall than they think, according to research for Saga Magazine.

But a few modest changes to homes, lifestyle and medication could prevent many of these perfectly avoidable accidents.

Saga has published a 32-page guide to preventing falls, in association with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and Public Health England(PHE).  The guide below tackles common myths about falling and provides a checklist to help understand risks.  There is also advice on how reducing the chances of having a fall by improving your balance, muscle strength and more.

Get Up & Go – a guide to staying steady

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Also available on Saga website