A new study shows that a key to keeping seniors healthy is keeping them moving.
A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association find that trying to prevent falls by limiting seniors' movement and activity is a bad idea.
While many believe that demobilizing seniors can help prevent serious falls that lead to lengthy hospital stays and even death, new research found that a lack of movement can lead to different but equally negative outcomes.
Researchers found that a lack of moving around can can cause the following:
The authors of the study urge health care providers and loved ones to help promote routine strength and balance training for older adults.
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