Preventative effect of exercise against falls in the elderly: a randomized controlled trial

  title={Preventative effect of exercise against falls in the elderly: a randomized controlled trial},
  author={Jun-ichi Iwamoto and Hiromichi Suzuki and Koichio Tanaka and Takami Kumakubo and David Amptmeijer and Yusuke Miyazaki and Yuho Sato and Tetsuro Takeda and Hiromi Matsumoto},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
The present study was conducted to determine the effect of 5-month exercise program on the prevention of falls in the elderly. The exercise training, which consisted of calisthenics, body balance training, muscle power training, and walking ability training 3 days/week improved the indices of the flexibility, body balance, muscle power, and walking ability and reduced the incidence of falls compared with non-exercise controls. The present study showed the beneficial effect of the exercise… CONTINUE READING

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