Movement is key to a healthy lifestyle. We hear it all the time, yet it is hard to get started! Maybe this little bit info might get you going.
This study was published in the JAMA Internal Medicine in December 2018. The investigators reviewed various studies that were particular to exercising for about 1 year. The average training program was 50 minute sessions at 2-3 times per week. It consisted of aerobic activities, balancing movements and resistance training.
The results showed a 12% decrease in the amount of falls and a 26% decrease having an injury due to the fall.
These are good numbers! Let’s get started and put one foot in front of the other.
Long-term Exercise Lowers Fall, Injury Risk Among Elderly – Medscape – Dec 31, 2018.