From the age of 60 our muscle mass does decline and falls can happen more frequently. However there are ways that we can reduce the risks. Caring Together has embarked on a 5 week programme in collaboration with Leeds City Council on falls prevention in older people and those with long term conditions.
This will focus on:
Improve muscle mass with specific strength based exercise
To help with co-ordination and increasing functional capacity
Help to improve balance if unsteady on your feet
Increase confidence when mobilising if fear of falling
And increase confidence following recent falls
Exercising well in a fun, manageable and enjoyable way