Falls can be incredibly dangerous, even if they are not from a great height. A simple slip and fall can result in broken bones and head injuries. They are especially dangerous for the elderly. Obviously, the best way to prevent serious injuries from falls is to avoid hazards that increase your risk of falling, such as loose carpets and rugs, broken stairs, slippery sidewalks and uneven flooring. However, it is not always easy to avoid every fall risk in Connecticut. That is why you should learn some methods to lessen your risk of injury if you do fall.

According to Harvard Medical School, explains learning how to fall safely can save you from serious injuries and is something anyone can do. One of the first things to learn is how to aim your fall. This will allow you to fall towards a soft landing or away from objects. To do this, you want to lean into the fall and swing your arms in the direction you want to go.

It also helps to relax. If you tense up, the injuries will be more severe, but relaxing lets your body absorb the shock instead of sending it straight to your bones. It also helps if you can aim the fall so you land on your rear end or thighs, the fleshy areas of your body. Once you are on the ground, roll to your side.

In the moment, you may forget some of these tips, but if you even try one, it can help reduce your chances of injury. This information is for education and is not legal advice.