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Tai chi, a martial art that combines gentle movements, breathing techniques, and stretching, can help prevent falls among older adults.
As we get older, we tend to have more trouble carrying out daily activities, such as walking. Some research suggests that older adults with poor hearing may have worse balance, run higher risks of falling, and have more trouble walking and carrying out other daily activities than seniors with … more
Researchers looked at whether older adults’ abilities to engage in basic activities of daily living had any relationship to whether these individuals lived longer.
Scientists at the University of Western Ontario analyzed 13 studies conducted over a 30-year period to determine the effects of vitamin D on muscle strength, gait, and balance in older adults.