One or more hours a week spent gardening can reduce falls, improve balance walking speed and reduce the incidence of chronic conditions such as arthritis and high blood pressure the elderly
Falls are one of the leading causes of death for old people, with over a third of over 65s and half of over 80s falling each year, leading to an estimated 14,000 people in the UK dying as a result.
Training older people in martial arts could cut their chances of suffering broken bones or fractures when they fall, according to experts.
A practical guide to implementing a multidimensional balance and mobility training programme to address the increasing incidence of falls among older adults.
This year National Falls Awareness Day has been extended to a week-long celebration‚ which will take place 21 – 25 June.