We Are Here to Pump You Up (So You Don't Fall Down): Regular Exercise Shown to Reduce Fall Risk in Older Adults
January 22, 2019 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care
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.