Prof Clemsons LiFE study in the "Top ten exercise publications 2011"

2 October 2012

It seems you are never too old to train.ABMJpaper from Australiashowed that, of three home based interventions, a lifestyle integrated approach to balance and strength training was effective in reducing the rate of falls in older, high risk people living at home. There was a significant reduction of 31% in the rate of falls, with improvement in static balance, ankle strength, function, and improvement in dynamic balance. The lifestyle intervention was compared to standard structured exercises and a sham programme. While the study targeted patients aged 70 or older, the mean age of participants was more than 82 years.

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