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Fall Prevention: Reduce Your Risk! 1

Linda B. Bobroff and Jennifer Hillan2

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Some lifestyle factors can affect your risk of falling. Find out how much you know about these factors by completing the crossword puzzle!

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1. Taking some types of _______ can make you feel dizzy or less alert. Talk to your healthcare provider about yours.

3. One way to stay active is by _______. All you need is a good pair of shoes!

4. Regular _______ can help improve your strength and balance. It can also improve your health!


2. Avoid wearing shoes with _______ heels.

5. Drinking _______ can make you less alert. It also can make you less coordinated.



1. medications

3. walking or dancing

4. activity


2. high

5. alcohol



This document is FCS2231, one in a series of the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, UF/IFAS Extension. Publication date: April 2005. Latest revision: September 2013. Please visit the EDIS website at


Linda B. Bobroff, PhD, RD, LD/N, professor, Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, and Jennifer Hillan, MSH, RD, LD/N, former educator/trainer, Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.