by Catherine Sherrington, Anne Tiedemann, Nicola Fairhall, Jacqueline C.T. Close and Stephen R. Lord
This article compiled data from 54 randomized controlled trials looking at exercise as a single intervention to prevent falls. They concluded that exercise for falls prevention should occur at least 2 hours per week and should be targeted at both the general community as well as those at high risk of falls and may occur in both a group or home-based setting. The exercise programs should include: moderate to high challenges to balance as well as strength training, a sufficient dose of exercise, exercise needs to be ongoing, and should include a brisk walking training, unless they are a high risk falls individual.
Year study was published: 2011
Mean age of participants in study: 65+ years old