Home-based walking program boosts mobility but does not alter rate of falls

While walking is a popular form of exercise among the elderly that improves mobility, a home-based walking program does not curb the risk of falling, according to an Australian study. Researchers from multiple institutions in New South Wales recruited 386 people aged 65 years and older from the Sydney area and randomized them to two groups.

While walking is a popular form of exercise among the elderly that improves mobility, a home-based walking program does not curb the risk of falling, according to an Australian study. Researchers from multiple institutions in New South Wales recruited 386 people aged 65 years and older from the Sydney area and randomized them to two groups.

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Home-based walking program boosts mobility but does not alter rate of falls