Physical Activity and Health in The Elderly

Falls in the Elderly

Author(s): Alexandrina Lobo

Pp: 46-55 (10)

Doi: 10.2174/978160805100711001010046

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)

Abstract

Functional decline predisposes to the need for home services and hospitalization [1] and impaired mobility is an independent predictor of falls and fall-related injuries in older adults [2]. Regular physical activity is important to older adults, there is substantial evidence that physical activity reduces the risk of falls and injuries from falls [3], and prevents or mitigates functional limitations [4, 5].

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