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The Value of Fall Prevention Training in Seniors - 08/27/2012
As our society ages, freguency of falls in seniors is growing, especially in developed countries. One stat we hear bandied about is that one in three adults over age 65 will fall this year. Maybe that's not the exact statistic, but two things are very certain: 1. As we age, we are more likely to fall 2. Falls are more dangerous for seniors than for younger folk We become more likely to fall because of many factors: weakened muscles, less activity, illnesses (age related or not), medications, even poorer eyesight and visual tracking. Older people's vision is not only less acute than in their younger days, but there is a tendency for eye movements to become more restricted, and for less information to be gathered. Good news is that taking some sort of fall prevention training can reverse many of these issues. Regular exercise can cut down on the frequency of falls, the intensity of injuries, and the time needed for recovery. By the way, i...

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