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Working Out Cuts Seniors’ Falls

(MedPage Today) Exercise programs, whether done in a group or at home, can lower the risk of falling among elderly patients, researchers found.
Group exercise lowered fall risk by 15% and at-home physical activity reduced it by 22%, Lesley Gillespie, MD, … and colleagues reported.
Community: NIH Senior Health has information on balance and lower body strength exercises to reduce your risk of falling. And the NIH has a tip sheet, “Preventing Falls.”
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