A study conduct in Sydney, Australia, of 500 people ages 70-90 reported that "both actual and perceived fall risk contribute independently to a person's future risk of falling. People with a high level of anxiety about falling are most likely to suffer a fall."
Most of the participants in the study had a clear perception of their fall risk. But about 1/3 of them either under- or over-estimated their risk.
Information taken from MedlinePlus, health information from the National Library of Medicine
I remember redeeming my Blue Chip stamps for a ping-pong table.
I wish I had the recipe for Blum’s coffee crunch cake.
I curled my hair to make it straight.
We took Sunday drives.
I loved strawberry flavor straws.
I went to Ohrbach’s and Woolworth’s.
I was a big fan of Howdy Doody, Pinky Lee, and Sheriff John.
I learned how to type on a typewriter.
I attached a tiger tail to my car antenna.
I loved Cubby, Karen, and Pollyana.
I didn’t have to add a zip code to my letters.
I took tests on mimeographed sheets.
I watched the Beatles on the “Ed Sullivan Show.”
Then I graduated high school, attended UCLA for a bachelors and graduate degree (and got married somewhere in-between), had a baby, worked as a librarian, operations manager, and office administrator, had another baby, greeted my baby’s baby, and eventually started my own website.