!http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01a73dc91e04970d-320wi|src=http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01a73dc91e04970d-320wi|alt=Tai Chi 2|style=margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;|title=Tai Chi 2|class=asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d8351b9f3453ef01a73dc91e04970d img-responsive!May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, a great time to spread the word about the benefits of a healthy, active lifestyle to everyone and a great time to introduce Remembering When™: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults to your community.
Remembering When, which centers on 16 key safety messages–8 fire prevention and 8 fall prevention–includes the message that exercising regularly can help prevent falls.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as stated in the Remembering When program, falls are the leading cause of death from unintentional injury in the home for older adults. Extensive research from the CDC has concluded that t’ai chi, practiced by millions of people, is a phenomenal physical exercise and can reduce falls among older adults and improve their health.
Under the guidance of a personal physician, older adults can choose the exercise program that’s right for them and begin lowering their risk of falling in the home.
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