For the Active
Coping with change is difficult, no matter how old you are. The particular challenge for older adults is the sheer number of changes and transitions that start to occur—including children moving away, the loss of parents, friends, and other loved ones, changes to or the end of your career, declining health, and even loss of independence. It’s natural to feel those losses. But if that sense of loss is balanced with positive ingredients, you have a formula for staying healthy as you age.
Anyone can be at risk of having a fall, but falls can be more serious in older adults since they're more likely to be injured. Falls are common in older people and are a leading reason for them being admitted to hospital or a nursing home. Research has shown that older people who take part in regular strength and balance training are less likely to have a fall.