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Balance-building exercises for fall prevention

graphic of man standing on one leg to maintain balance

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles dedicated to celebrating the month of May as National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.  Next week: Kids’ exercise: The key to building better bones

One in three adults age 65 and older experiences a fall each year.

Besides causing serious injury, a fall could limit your activity and keep you from living independently.

Don’t let age trip you up.

Regular physical activity and fall prevention exercises will build your leg strength and improve your balance, so the only trips you take involve an airplane and the beach.

Check out these easy balance and strength exercises that will help you stay on your feet.

VIDEO: Balance for fall prevention

 

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