Can you believe these clowns?
For YEARS, docs been dishing out the same tired advice to seniors going home from the hospital and then watching as the same folks end up right back in the joint days or weeks later.
You’d think that these geniuses would put two and two together and realize that maybe it’s time to update their “advice.”
They’re STILL telling folks who leave the hospital to start up on exercise programs at home in order to rebuild strength and cut the risk of falls.
Now, new research confirms that those exercise programs don’t help.
Some of those dopey programs can actually INCREASE your risk of a fall by as much as 74 percent.
No wonder so many seniors end up in the hospital.
They’re not careless. They were just following orders!
It’s enough to make you want to crawl into bed and hide to make sure you don’t get hurt yourself.
But you don’t have to live in fear… and you don’t have to swap one bed for another.
You CAN get home, get up, and keep active, as the new study also confirms two critical pieces of advice straight out of the Daily Dose.
First up is the nutrient that ALL seniors need, especially after a hospital stay. If you’re not taking vitamin D yet, it’s time to get cracking. You’re almost certainly low, and boosting your levels could mean the difference between keeping upright and going down like a chump.
The new study claims that an analysis of multiple reports finds no benefit, but there’s a catch – and it’s a big one.
Most of the studies used only very low levels of D.
The one study that used normal, healthy, HIGH levels of D found that it can make a major difference, cutting your risk of a fall after a hospital stay by 59 percent.
Step two is making some changes around your house. But even if you’re handier than Bob Vila, getting home from the hospital means that you’re in no condition to “do it yourself.”
Instead, ask a relative (or hire someone) to add and/or adjust handrails. Make sure that they’re sturdy, the right height, and where they’re needed most, especially in hallways and bathrooms, around both the tub and toilet.
Have them move the furniture around until the room is just right. Consider dumping an old rug or two if they’re turning into trip hazards.
If you play your cards right, the only time you’ll have to go to a hospital again is during visiting hours.