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WVU seeks faith-based groups for participate in program for study on reducing falls
Reported by: Associated Press
Friday, October 11, 2013 3:11 AM EDT
West Virginia University is looking for faith-based groups in three southern West Virginia counties to participate in a physical activity program.
The physical activity program was established to improve balance and reduce falls in older adults using gentle and self-paced exercises. The program can improve quality of life, muscle strength, sleep, flexibility and balance.
The study will eventually enroll 240 men and women in the 16-week exercise class. Participants must be over age 65.
Information will be collected from the participants at the start and finish of the class and after a 16-week follow-up.