We Are Here to Pump You Up (So You Don't Fall Down): Regular Exercise Shown to Reduce Fall Risk in Older Adults

January 9, 2019 | Risk Management News

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​Long-term exercise is associated with decreased fall risk in older adults, according to a December 28, 2018, original investigation in JAMA Internal Medicine. The authors conducted a meta-analysis of 46 randomized, long-term exercise clinical trials featuring 22,709 participants (60 years or older), looking for six outcomes: falls, injurious falls, multiple falls, fractures, hospitalizations, and mortality. Most of the studies (35) involved older adults living in the community.

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