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Slower arm speed might be why older individuals fall more quickly after a slip


More youthful individuals move their arms faster than their older equivalents when they slip, assisting them to restore their balance and avoid a fall

By James Woodford

Falls can end up being more typical as we age, which might be because of older individuals being slower to move their arms when they slip

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Older individuals might be more at danger of falls since their arms are slower to react when they slip, compared to their more youthful equivalents. Such motions assist individuals to restore their balance.

The findings recommend that older individuals ought to be trained in moving their arms faster to prevent fall-related injuries, states employee Jonathan Lee-Confer at the University of Arizona.

He and his group concentrated on …

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