Preventing falls in older age – exercise is the key As you get older, the risk of falling and fall-related injuries, such as fractures, increases. Falls are a common and serious health issue faced by older people in England. The impact of falling can be huge. Falls can cause distress, pain, injury, hospital stays, loss of confidence, isolation and loss of independence. Around 24% of men and 30% of women aged 50 years old and over report having fallen in…