If You're Over 65, Never Use This Furniture in Your Home

Our health can get worse as we get older. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that people 65 and older have a higher risk of a number of health problems, such as dementia, heart disease, and cancer.

But even though you can't avoid some chronic diseases, there are things you can do to keep yourself safer as you get older. Some of our high-risk habits are easy to change.

In fact, you may already be doing something with your furniture that could be bad for your health, especially if you are 65 or older.

Never use a chair as a step stool if you're 65 years old or older.

You should also make sure your step stool or ladder is safe enough to use.

Even more care should be taken if you have to use a chair to reach something.

Falls are the most common way for adults 65 and older to die from injuries.

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