Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2015, online
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Date of publication: July 2015
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: Exercise and strength training has been shown to protect older adults, aged 65+, against falls, but evidence is lacking for the role of physical activity during leisure time for middle-aged adults. This means falls tend to be more prevalent and are more likely to result in injury. This study investigated the association between self-reported engagement in leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) and the frequency of falls and fall-related injuries in middle-aged and older adults.
Length of publication: 1 page