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The No. 1 Exercise That Could Prevent Falls

February 14, 2018

From the nextavenue website

Odds are you know an older adult who’s fallen at home. Perhaps the person ended up with a few bruises, or maybe injuries and a trip to the hospital with a dislocated shoulder, broken hip or worse. It’s possibly happened to you.

You’re not alone. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one-third of Americans age 65 and older fall each year. Of that group, more than 1.6 million end up in the emergency room. “Among older adults,” the NIH says, “falls are the No. 1 cause of fractures, hospital admissions for trauma, loss of independence and injury deaths.”

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