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[Evidence Summary] Preventing falls among older adults through physical activity: A guidance document for practitioners

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The purpose of this guidance document is to assist practitioners with the planning and implementation of structured physical activity programs for older adults. The document reviews evidence on the need for older adults to remain physically active and describes the health risks associated with physical inactivity and aging. It also provides an overview of the key social, economic, and environmental factors affecting physical activity patterns among older adults. Recommended practices for physical activity interventions are summarized along with guidelines for tailoring physical activity interventions to meet the needs of specific subgroups of older adults with health issues. Lastly, gaps in the current body of knowledge regarding physical activity in older adults are summarized, and recommendations for practitioners and policy makers to increase physical activity rates among older adults are provided.

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    May 19, 2023

  • Subject Area
    • Caregiving & Caregiver Support
  • Audience
    • Academics
    • Service Providers (Non-profits, Community Organizations, Local government)
    • Caregivers, Seniors & Volunteers
  • Category
    • Evidence-based & emerging practices
    • Research & Evidence
    • Research & Reports


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