Balancing and strengthening of the everyday activities my help older people prevent falls and improve overall strength and balance. This has been suggested by a study published in the British Medical Journal online on August 7.
Lindy Clemson and colleagues conducted a 3-group randomized trial in which residents of Sydney older than 70 years who had 2 or more falls or 1 injurious fall within the previous year. The residents were recruited and randomly assigned to one of the following interventions
- Novel activity-integrated exercise program called Lifestyle integrated Functional Exercise (LiFE)
- A structured exercise program
- A gentle exercise control program.
Following patients were excluded from study [Read more...]