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Exercise can reduce falls by one quarter

The right kind of exercise, including balance and functional training, can reduce falls in older people, a review shows

The right kind of exercise, including balance and functional training, can reduce falls in older people, a review shows

Exercise routines can reduce the number of falls in older people, but this only applies to exercises that include an element of balance and functional training. At least one third of people over the age of 65 living in the community fall each year, and falls are the leading cause of death from accidental injury worldwide.

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