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Simple exercises relieve dizziness-3296

Simple exercises relieve dizziness

Dizziness is a term that is used to describe both feeling lightheaded and feeling that you or the room is spinning (vertigo). Dizziness can interfere with daily activities, cause stress and increase the risk of falling and fear of falling.

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Tai Chi and mild exercise both improve falls risk-3242

Tai Chi and mild exercise both improve falls risk

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Circuit training improves gait speed-2978

Circuit training improves gait speed

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Tai chi effective for preventing falls and improving mental health-2612

Tai chi effective for preventing falls and improving mental health

Previous research on Tai chi, which is both a martial art and health/meditative practice, has shown that the movement form helps improve balance and thus reduce falls, improves sleep and aids osteoarthritis. The authors of a recent review wanted to look at the results of studies examining Tai chi’s effectiveness for medical conditions, such as cancer, high blood pressure and arthritis.

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Tai Chi increases balance confidence-2590

Tai Chi increases balance confidence

Both the ability to balance and walking gait are factors in the risk of falling. As noted in NIH Senior Health, poor balance or walking difficulty may be related to lack of exercise or a medical condition. People who are not confident that they can balance well may limit their movements for fear of falling, which leads them to restrict their activities.

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Piano music inspires movement that reduces falls-2387

Piano music inspires movement that reduces falls

Fall prevention is a major focus in programs for older adults, since one in three US adults fall each year, and falls are the leading cause of injury death (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

In a variation on group exercise to music, an intervention was designed so that participants moved according to the rhythms in piano music.

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