Learn to fall safely
Monday, June 17, 2019
I read with considerable interest the Associate Press story by Lindsey Tanner headlined “Deaths from falls …,” on Sunday, June 9, page B2.
In addition to the suggestions she offers, we may also want to consider learning to fall and to practice falling, which in fact are preventative measures.
So, what is meant by learning to fall. Launch a browser and type the following into the search bar: aarp learning to fall.
The first or one of the first or top results should be titled "The Art of Falling Safely."
Some of the other results may be just as useful and interesting.
In a boxing parlance, the key is rolling with the punch, both figuratively and literally. Let your meat absorb the impact, not your head or bones, and to keep on falling.
Robert A. Chin