This is a great article for baby boomers. I’m a klutz, and have fallen down more times than I care to count. My most recent spill was while on vacation. I was taking a photo and fell backwards over a curb. Thank goodness some bushes broke my fall.
I am currently recovering from knee replacement surgery. It’s winter here in Wisconsin and I’m deathly afraid of taking another tumble while trying to walk with a cane.
Fortunately for me, I do know how to fall. When I was a kid, I was always fighting with my two older brothers. They use to chase me around the house, and outside I would always be tripping on something. I learned how to tuck and roll. I never really got hurt except for a few scrapes here and there.
Just last week we had our first snowfall, and my car windows were ice covered. I worked late and had to scrape my car off. The parking lot was empty, and I was thinking “crappity crap crap, if I fall down, who is going to help me?”
As you get older though, falling down is no joke. I am forever looking down when I walk. It’s really important to watch where you are going when traveling in a foreign country. I have found out the hard way that other countries do not have the same construction standards we have in the United States.
I think it’s important to not be carrying so many things at once. I carry a purse and lately a backpack when I go to work. I constantly see people looking at their phones when they go anywhere, and looking down. Is someone texting you or whatever more important than your safety? I do wonder sometimes.
Hitting one’s head as you get older can lead to serious problems. Lucky for me when I wiped out on vacation, I was wearing a wig and a hat, and they both protected my head when I fell.
Be safe out there my friends.