The Best Exercise To Prevent Falls

April 13, 2015 12:04 PM

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The Best Exercise To Prevent Falls

Odds are, you know an older adult who’s fallen in her home. Perhaps she ended up with a few bruises, or maybe her injuries sent her to the hospital with a dislocated shoulder, broken hip, or worse. Possibly, it’s happened to you.

You’re not alone. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), a third of Americans age 65 and up fall each year. Of that group, more than 1.6 million end up in the emergency room with their wounds. "Among older adults," the NIH claims, "falls are the number one cause of fractures, hospital ...

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