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Mind your step to prevent falls.

Attention Gen-Xers: You Could Be at Risk for Falling, Too

You may think this is only an issue for your elderly parents, but new research shows even those in their 50s need to watch their step.

Senior couple walking in the winter.

Keeping Your Feet Planted During Icy Months

Rushing to stay out of cold winter weather can cause slips and falls, which can be life-altering for aging adults. Here's how to avoid these mishaps.

Tai chi class outside.

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.

Woman stepping down stairs outside.

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.

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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.

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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...