Physical mobilty and exericse tools help to increase physical activity. A well-rounded exercise program includes strength, flexibility, balance and cardiovascular exercise. The National Council on Aging has developed a checklist for choosing fall prevention programs.


Standing Strong. This article describes the Standing Strong Fall Prevention Exercise program.

Bands & Balance. This article demonstrates simple exercises using elastic bands that can help prevent falls.

A Matter of Balance Program Summary (NCOA). Describes the evidence-based “Matter of Balance” program.

Best Practices in Physical Activity Programs (NCOA, 2o04).