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Embedded in daily activities, exercise can reduce falls-3328

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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Piano music inspires movement that reduces falls-2388

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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Two techniques inspire physical activity-2178

Two techniques inspire physical activity

Why do people decide to add physical activity to their lives? Looking for clues, a research team explored data from an earlier study to see if they could identify the factors that led participants to start being more active.

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Support nursing assistants to reduce turnover.-2129

Support nursing assistants to reduce turnover.

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Behavioral program can reduce fear of falling-2009

Behavioral program can reduce fear of falling

Fear of falling can be more detrimental to a person’s quality of life than actually falling, according to a study previously published in ICAA Research Review (8[43] 2008).

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One-time falls prevention program leads to long-term physical activity-1804

One-time falls prevention program leads to long-term physical activity

For people who live in the community, a fall has the potential to abruptly change the quality of their lives. The Stand Up! falls prevention program was developed to help community-dwelling older adults improve their balance and strength as well as learn about ways to reduce their risk of falling. Would participation in the program also have a long-term effect on individual’s levels of physical activity?

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