Exercise can prevent falls in elderly!!

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Did you ever think exercise was only for young?? After coming across the benefits of exercise several times on internet, tv, magazines etc. , we all know how important it is to exercise!! But to add to it more, researchers are trying to prove how exercise can help at different ages. I came across this article and thought of sharing it with you all.

This article talks about the research done to prove that exercise can reduce the risk of fall in elderly, thereby, reducing fall-related injuries. According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 3 adults aged 65 or over suffer a fall each year. Click here to read the article. If exercise can prevent it, the awareness of exercise should be spread.

Thinking from logical point of view, it totally makes sense. As you age, your muscles start losing their elasticity and tone. When you exercise, you strengthen your muscles (we are talking about strength training here), tone them, improve your balance and that is what prevents falls and fall-related injuries. Therefore, I think every adult should exercise. Think about it as a preventive investment into yourself rather than paying and suffering from the damage later. Not to mention you get the extra benefits that exercise brings with it!! Enjoy your life wisely!!!

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One Response to “Exercise can prevent falls in elderly!!”

  1. dr sharad shah says:

    nice article.

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