Novel Exercise Program Yields Benefits

Australian researchers have found in a radomized trial that embedding balance and strength movements into every day activities may help older people prevent falls and improve overall strength and balance. Those participants who employed these exercises in everyday life experienced 31% fewer falls when compared to the control group during the 12 month follow-up. Activities included things such as carrying the groceries from the car to the steps while walking sideways, ironing while standing on one leg, or squatting in the supermarket to select something off the lower shelf.