At-home and Group Exercise Cuts Falls in Seniors

Group and home-based exercise programs decrease the risk of falling among the elderly living in the community according to a large review and meta-analysis. Group exercise decreased the risk of falling by 15% compared to no exercise, and at-home activities reduced the risk by 22%. Targeting at least two of the following factors was effective in reducing risks: strength, flexibility, or endurance. Taking supplements of vitamin D probably did not reduce falls, unless a person had a low blood level.

PositiveTip: Physical activity at all ages promotes health and reduces the risk of accidents.