This topic is especially concerning for baby boomers who are reaching or have already reached retirement age (i.e., over 65 years old). The recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is for older adults to take a vitamin D supplement in conjunction with exercise to reduce the risk of falls. Exercise, particularly resistance training, has long been known to be especially effective at reducing the risk of falling. Weight training helps to increase muscular strength and improve balance control. But the task force encourages older adults to take supplemental vitamin D (800 IU is the RDA for adults older than 70 years) because studies have indicated that not only is vitamin D good for bone health, but it may also reduce the risk of falls attributed to age-related muscle weakness.
Brian Danley, CFT
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