Can outdoor walking prevent the elderly from falling?

16/03/2012

Source: European Geriatric Medicine, 2012, 3(1), p. 28-32

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Date of publication: Feb 2012

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This is a pilot study to see if a simple programme of outdoor walking could be implemented. Morbidity and mortality, which are associated with falls in the elderly, can be reduced by physical activity. The researchers plan to test whether this will have an impact on preventing falls as well.

Length of publication: 4 pages

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