Helping older adults to stay independent for longer
The role of nutrition and exercise in maintaining muscle mass, strength and function pre and post falls and fractures
With an ageing population, strategies that help older adults to maintain their independence for longer are increasingly important. Low muscle mass adversely affects health outcomes and is strongly linked to mobility problems, falls and hip fracture. Good nutrition, particularly adequate protein intake, and regular exercise programmes can help to maintain muscle strength and function to reduce the risk of falls and fractures.