Falling Safely – Here’s How To Do It – Smilecast 99

Try Martial Arts to Learn Falling Safely

Researchers say seniors with osteoporosis can use martial arts training to learn to learn about falling more safely. Testing the force of impact of a variety of different martial arts fall exercises, research subjects performed sideways and forward martial arts falls, which involve turning the fall into a rolling action, from a kneeling position on both a judo mat and a mattress, as well as from a standing position on a mattress. The force of impact on the subject’s hip was measured and compared to information on how much force an osteoporosis sufferer can withstand.

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