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Exercising at home means fewer falls for older adults, study says

Posted: 7:46 AM, Jun 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-05 13:46:01Z
Exercising at home means fewer falls for older adults, study says

The results of a trial of 344 older adults receiving care at a fall prevention clinic reveal those people fell fewer times when doing exercise programs at home.

The new JAMA Network report states the older adults fell more when doing strength and balance retraining exercises at a clinic versus in their homes.

Participants in the study were at least 70 years or older and were monitored for 12 months. They self-reported the times they fell.

The study shows the participants fell an average of 1.4 times at home verses 2.1 times in a clinic.

Read the full report here.