Exercise can reduce falls among older people by one quarter
Ruth Sander Independent consultant, Care of older people
At least one third of people over the age of 65 living in the community fall each year, and falls are the leading cause of death from accidental injury worldwide. Exercise routines can reduce the number of falls in older people, however, as long as they include balance and functional training.
Nursing Older People. 31, 3, 10-10. doi: 10.7748/nop.31.3.10.s8