A recent systematic review of research related to fall-prevention programmes was undertaken. Fall prevention exercise programmes aimed at improving balance, gait, functional training, strength, flexibility, coordination and endurance will all benefit individuals. They will help with increasing muscle strength and improving reflexes which will help protect and strengthen bones.
People who follow specialist exercise programmes are less likely to fall and will have less severe injuries if they do.
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BMJ 2013; To view this research paper go to http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6234