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How can older adults avoid falling during exercise?

Rozan Razzouk, MD
Family Medicine
Some older adults are afraid to exercise because they think that exercise isn’t safe for them. They worry they could fall and break a hip. Although this is a distinct possibility, there are precautions older adults can take. One specific way is by doing exercises to improve balance and flexibility. We recommend balance and flexibility exercises to help older adults gain confidence in their ability.

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