Older Women

It’s well known that balance exercises can help elderly people avoid dangerous falls — but a new Cochrane Review shows just what kinds of exercises seem to be most effective.

Researchers found that the best ways to improve balance “involved exercises that challenged people’s balance while they were standing,” study researcher Tracey Howe, of Glasgow Caledonian University, said in a statement.

The exercises that were done three times a week for three months seemed to be the most effective, she added. The Telegraph reported that these sorts of activities include dancing and carrying objects while walking.

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