How Exercise Aids in Fall Prevention
Oct 02, 2020
3 min read
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With so many gyms and senior centers closed due to the pandemic, we recognize that staying active and accessing community wellness programs has become increasingly difficult. Bold provides adults with affordable, smart at-home physical activity and fall prevention programs.
Why is fall prevention important?
Falls are equal opportunity offenders, affecting everybody, regardless of gender, race, or wealth. Every year, 1 in 4 adults over age 65 falls. Falls are the #1 cause of injury for older adults, leading to over 3 million emergency room visits annually.
Fall prevention matters because research shows that many falls are actually preventable. No matter your current fitness level, you can restore balance and strength - the most common fall culprits - through consistent exercise. Research recommends 2 hours a week for best results, but any amount is a good place to start!
Why staying strong and active matters?
Exercises that improve balance and make your legs stronger can lower your chances of falling. Walking and biking are not the most effective ways to improve balance. Instead, a good balance program should be varied. Exercises should practice weight shifting, ankle mobility, posture control, and coordination. Bold's programs incorporate these movements in a fun and engaging way.
Today, we are excited to share a free 15-minute Bold class with you! Our expert trainer Alicia will challenge your strength and balance. Lace-up those sneakers, grab a chair, and press play!
If you liked it, then join us at agebold.com to receive your personalized program, unlimited fitness classes, and first 30 days free.
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