To Prevent Falls In Older Age, Try Regular Exercise

 An active lifestyle can be the best defense against falls in older age (RUSS ROHDE/Getty Images/Cultura RF).

An active lifestyle can be the best defense against falls in older age (RUSS ROHDE/Getty Images/Cultura RF).

Falls are a leading cause of injury and death among older adults. In 2014, about 1 in 3 adults aged 65 and older reported falling, and falls were linked to 33,000 deaths.

If you want to reduce the risk of falling, regular exercise may be your best bet, according to the latest recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

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