Age comes with many detrimental effects on the human body including sarcopenia and loss in muscle strength which are big risk factors associated with falling in the geriatric population. Fall prevention is becoming more of a subject of interest among healthcare professionals now that the baby boomer generation is coming to their golden years and fall rates have been increasing. 30% of people living at home in the United States over the age of 65 fall each year, with even higher rates when they live in nursing facilities (11). In addition, moderate to severe injuries occur in 20-30% of people who fall each year and can even lead to death (11). These statistics show the growing concern for having an effective training program that helps reduce falls in the elderly. Check out this blog to see what works!
People work hard in the gym every day with specific goals in mind. Endurance athletes want to run as long as they can or keep their pace under a certain time….Resistance-training (Strength training) athletes want to get big and strong… Some people may not know how engaging in concurrent training (aerobic exercise + weight lifting) could affect their performance. Check out my blog to learn more!