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Exercise, other measures can help prevent falls

Carol Sames, PhDPreventing falls is a prime concern as people age because of the injuries and challenges to mobility and self-confidence falls can cause. Paying attention to regular exercise, balance and core strength, even among the elderly, can help prevent falls, says Carol Sames, PhD, an exercise physiologist and director of Upstate‘s Vitality Fitness Program. She explains age-related changes that can predispose people to falls and gives some simple suggestions toward fall prevention.