Exercise and Tai Chi Programs Reduce Risk of Falls
Retirees can cut the risk of falls by a fifth by practicising Tai Chi and other exercise programs, research suggests. The average age of those in the study was 76 years old, with three quarters of participants female.
“A study involving Oxford University found that elderly people enrolled in fitness classes to improve their strength were far less likely to end up suffering potentially deadly injuries.
“The research, which examined 108 trials, with 23,407 participants, found that classes which aim to improve balance and functional exercise cut the risk of falls by 23 per cent.”