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What's the Best Exercise to Boost Balance and Prevent Falls?

Older adults who practice the ancient Chinese martial art tai chi have a lower risk of falling than those who participate in other forms of exercise.

By Diane Domina

Falls Are a Concern Even at Age 40, Especially for Women

Seniors are not the only ones at risk for falling — in fact, fall risk increases significantly after the age of 40, most notably, in women, say researchers.

By Diane Domina

Strong Glutes Important for Stability

A new study suggests that part of the reason older people fall to is due to a physiological change in the gluteal muscles. Learn how to strengthen these muscles.

By Dorian Martin

An Exercise Program to Help Seniors Maintain Their Balance

Last fall, my dad had a series of falls. The first time, he tripped while carrying bags of groceries as he entered his apartment. He couldn’t get to a phone, but luckily he subscribes to the Life Alert program in which he wears a necklace with an ale...

By Dorian Martin