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Yoga Asanas to Prevent Falls in Older Adults

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Yoga Asanas to Prevent Falls in Older Adults

Yoga Asanas to Prevent Falls in Older Adults

Beth Rush – Building balance, strength, and flexibility to safeguard independence

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These yoga poses can improve balance, flexibility and strength.

Doctors tell older adults that they should exercise, but give little guidance on how to do it. What are the most effective activities to prevent falls in this population? Yoga asanas can help prevent falls in seniors by improving their balance, flexibility and strength. 

You can prevent falls by practicing these exercises and you will recover quicker if you fall. Here’s how yoga balance reduces fall risk in seniors and five asanas to add to your daily routine. 

Yoga balance reduces fall risk in seniors 

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