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Pensioners reduced the risk that they would fall by almost a fifth if they admit to Tai Chi, Oxford University study found



Pensioners can reduce the risk of consent by one fifth, practicing Tai Chi and other exercise programs, according to studies.

A study conducted by the University of Oxford found that older people participating in fitness training to improve their strength would most likely end up suffering from deadly injuries.

A study of 108 studies with 23,407 participants found that classes aimed at improving balance and functional exercise reduced the risk of falling by 23 percent.

The average age of the study was 76 years, with three quarters of the participants being women.

The seniors living independently at home, as well as pensioners in villages or sheltered homes participated in the trials.

The review found that the physiotherapist's exercise programs that were carried out in group classes or at home were effective. Exercises were mostly done while standing, as it improves balance and the ability to perform daily activities such as getting up from a low chair or climbing the stairs.

On average, those who participated in all exercise programs fell by 23 percent less than those who did not, but it was found that Tai Chi reduced the drop by 19 percent.

Experts said it was less clear whether training, such as dancing and non-balance walking, could reduce the risk of falls.

Cochrane Review was conducted by the University of Oxford and the University of Sydney.

Author, Professor Cathie Sherrington of the University of Sydney Institute of Muscle and Skeletal Health said: "This evidence helps to create a stronger idea that exercise can help prevent older people from falling. It also illustrates what kind of exercises can be beneficial. It is well known that active promotion promotes good health, but this review shows what kind of exercises are likely to be effective in preventing falls. ”


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