What’s This Research About?
Falling can be debilitating and often fatal for the elderly. Many of us have witnessed the personal and economic toll that a fall can have on our aging parents and grandparents. One in three of our relatives over the age of 65 are at risk of falling. The number of people affected will only increase with the ever growing elderly population which is predicted to reach 20% by 2030.
Due to the ramifications and number of people affected, it’s urgent that we address the lack of confidence in moving around which can lead to debilitating falls.
This research asks if participating in a yoga class twice a week could help reduce the risk of falling in the elderly.