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Add a robot to improve balance training-6043

Add a robot to improve balance training

Among the definitions for "robot" is "a device that automatically performs complicated often repetitive tasks" (Merriam-Webster online dictionary).

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Balance training reduces risk of falls among women-5484

Balance training reduces risk of falls among women

At 20 locations in cities throughout France, 706 women ages 75-85 years were randomly assigned to a group exercise program or a control group that maintained their regular activities. The women who exercised engaged in a progressive balance training program along with home exercise.

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Three exercise modes improve balance for people with knee osteoarthritis-5202

Three exercise modes improve balance for people with knee osteoarthritis

A research review included 15 randomized controlled studies of 1,482 people with knee osteoarthritis. Strength training, Tai Chi and aerobics exercise improved balance among the participants, and these also reduced falls risk outcomes.

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Step training via video helps lower fall risk-3600

Step training via video helps lower fall risk

Concerned about the risk of falls among older people, a research team wanted to find out if a video game would improve stepping ability and be used by people in their homes. In background information, they noted that falling has been associated with impaired stepping when an external perturbation disturbed balance. Examples of impaired stepping are stepping in the wrong direction or hitting the opposite leg during a crossover movement when trying to prevent falling.

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Embedded in daily activities, exercise can reduce falls-3327

Embedded in daily activities, exercise can reduce falls

Although strength exercises and balance training have been shown to reduce the risk of falls, few people perform those exercises. To address this issue, the Lifestyle integrated Functional Exercise (LiFE) program was developed to embed balance and lower limb strength training into daily routines, such as walking, stepping over objects and moving from sitting to standing. Did it work?

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Yoga improves balance after a stroke-3313

Yoga improves balance after a stroke

Among the physical deficits that can occur following a stroke are problems controlling movement, which in turn can lead to problems with posture, walking and balance (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke).

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