For the second year in a row, the STEADY U Initiative is calling on all Ohioans to help take “10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls.” You can join the effort by walking at least one mile on or around September 22 in the name of falls prevention. Consider one of the two following ways to participate.
Anytime in September, take a one-mile walk by yourself or with family or friends and post a selfie of your efforts to social media using the hashtags #PreventFalls and #10MStepsOH to be counted.
Participate in a “10 Million Steps” event in your community.
Getting 15-30 minutes of physical activity every day is one of the most basic things you or a loved one can do to reduce your risk of falling. Walking strengthens muscles, improves balance and increases stamina, all of which can make you steadier on your feet.