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Older people in yoga class

Response to story on spinning patients in a centrifuge to prevent muscle loss

We respond to story on researchers' plan to spin patients in machine to prevent muscle loss.

Our research has shown that strength and balance activities are effective in reducing the risk of falls and helping people live independent lives.

Louise Ansari, Director of Communications and Influencing, Centre for Ageing Better said:

“Innovation in the health sector is essential, and we welcome research into helping people retain strength in their muscle and bones as they age.

“But there’s no beating physical activity to boost strength and balance. From badminton to yoga, dancing to tai chi, many forms of movement reduce the risk of falls, and improve our wider health.

Raising the bar on strength and balance: The importance of community-based provision

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