The 6 Best Exercises for Preventing Falls in Older Adults

Falls happen, no matter your age. But the truth is, the higher your age, the more susceptible you are to falling. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has pegged falling the leading cause of injury and death among adults age 65 and older.

But don’t think that having a forest of candles on your birthday cake automatically means you’re doomed to fall. If there’s one thing health professionals know for sure, it’s that it’s never too late to start protecting yourself against the pesky, age-related changes that make you more susceptible to tumbles than your teenage grandkids, says physical therapist Michael Silverman, director of rehabilitation and wellness at Northern Westchester Hospital in New York.

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https://health.usnews.com/wellness/fitness/articles/2017-12-04/the-6-best-exercises-for-preventing-falls-in-older-adults

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