Falls prevention exercises
ExerciseThere is no doubt that keeping active will keep the body more healthy during the ageing process. Exercise is one of the most effective treatments for people who fall. It not only improves muscle strength and function but it improves balance and stamina. It helps keeps nerve signals strong, keeps the inner ear healthy and maintains a healthy cardiovascular system.Although exercise is good for our general health, not all exercises have proven benefit in preventing falls. We will explore different types of exercise in one of our following steps.This video contains exercises specifically developed for falls prevention. Here, the exercise is performed in a class; this is one of the most common ways of delivering this treatment. However, some exercises can be taught in people’s own homes on a one-to-one basis, or sometimes may be delivered in a clinic. Exercises can be provided to anyone, regardless of their ability.However the treatment is delivered, it is one of our most powerful therapies. Watch this video to experience what a falls prevention exercise class looks like.
- Can you think of any more benefits of attending a class like this?
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