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Horse riding may increase dynamic stability-5204

Horse riding may increase dynamic stability

A horse riding simulator is a mechanical horse, which enables riders to practice when no real horse is available. A group of 30 elders in the Republic of Korea were randomly assigned to a horse riding intervention (five times a week for 20 minutes) or a control group.

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Exercise for fall prevention welcome, but scarce-4767

Exercise for fall prevention welcome, but scarce

Recognizing that targeted exercise is a key portion of a program to reduce the risk of falls, a team of researchers was curious how well programs are received by older adults.

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More minutes of physical activity lead to better balance-4643

More minutes of physical activity lead to better balance

To objectively measures levels of physical activity, a sample of people 40 years and older participants in the NHANES (2003-2004) wore accelerometers for seven days. Their balance was measured with the Romberg test.

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Strengthening the core muscles can benefit balance-4592

Strengthening the core muscles can benefit balance

“Core strengthening” refers to exercises that target the muscles in the middle of the body; core exercises require the abdominal and back muscles to work in coordination (Mayo Clinic).

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Exercise has double benefit for falls management-4422

Exercise has double benefit for falls management

A fall resulting in injury can lead to a gradual or sudden decline in health and well-being. Worldwide, falls are the second leading cause of unintentional or accidental deaths, according to the World Health Organization, and occur most frequently among people 65 years and older.

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Weight shifts are the primary cause of falls in long-term care-3425

Weight shifts are the primary cause of falls in long-term care

In Canada, 63% of people 65 years and older were injured because of a fall (2009-2010), according to Statistics Canada.

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