I recently took up cross-country skiing. It was my attempt to find more enjoyment in Canada’s harsh winter – and it appeared to be a great way to get some exercise in beautiful surroundings, with less risk of injury than downhill skiing.
Although this may be true, I’ve learned that you can still fall when you cross-country ski. In fact, when you are learning, you fall a lot. And when you fall, it hurts, even if the hills are less steep.
Needless to say, I woke up this morning feeling a little worse for wear.
Falling on the ski trail hurts, but the truth is, falls are painful anywhere.
One third of seniors fall at least once a year. And between 20% and 70% of those falls result in some kind of injury. In the winter, the snow and icy conditions can increase the likelihood, even during regular daily activities.