Each year, one in three adults age 65 and older suffers a fall, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At the Y, we are committed to improving the health and well-being of people of all ages. We do this by offering programs that promote health and fitness and reduce the risk for disease and injuries.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an older adult in the U.S. is treated in the ER for a fall-related injury every 14 seconds and dies from a fall-related injury every 29 minutes. September 23rd is National Falls Prevention Awareness Day and the YMCA continues to take a stand to educate older adults, caregivers, family members and our community members on how to prevent falls among older adults.
At the Y, we value diversity and are committed to ensuring all people feel welcome and are fully engaged as Y members, participants, staff and volunteers. Celebrate diversity by honoring National Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15!
What should someone do if they happen to encounter pain during a workout- ignore it or embrace it? And how should we tend to injuries when we get them? If you've worried over these questions before, don't worry. We've got the answers you're looking for when it come to workout-based injuries!