Three-Year Fall Risk and Physical Function in Elderly Exercisers

In Japan, numerous local governments organise various community exercise classes aimed at enhancing the health status and quality of life (QOL) of elderly individuals residing in the community. While these activities may not specifically focus on supervised exercise programs for fall prevention, they offer opportunities for regular physical activity, social interaction, and overall well-being maintenance. By comparing changes in fall risk and physical function between high and low-risk groups at the onset, improvements in fall risk were observed in the high-risk group. This improvement may be attributed to the preservation of walking ability and strength within the high-risk group.

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