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How much exercise can prevent falls?-4387

How much exercise can prevent falls?

Following a literature review, the results of 31 studies examining the role of exercise in relation to falls for people 60 years and older living in the community were analyzed. The analysis indicated that exercise interventions conducted for a minimum of one hour/week for 40 hours were successful in reducing the incidence of falls.

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Stressful life events may increase risk of falls among older men-4326

Stressful life events may increase risk of falls among older men

When a person feels stress, the body reacts with symptoms such as an increased heart rate and blood pressure. If these symptoms persist over time, they may lead to physical or psychological problems (University of Maryland Medical Center).

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Longterm falls prevention program is effective-4302

Longterm falls prevention program is effective

The British Geriatrics Society has published the abstracts from its Spring meeting. One topic area, titled “Falls, fracture and trauma” features seven abstracts, including a presentation on a falls prevention program.

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Fear of falling may protect against falling-4231

Fear of falling may protect against falling

Background in a new study states that Chinese people have approximately half the risk of falling as do people of white ethnicities. Why would that be?

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Falls may indicate future disability-3532

Falls may indicate future disability

The ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL), such as eating, bathing and dressing, is an indicator of a person’s functional independence.

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In the hospital, fear of falling leads to functional decline-3487

In the hospital, fear of falling leads to functional decline

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