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Health Tip: Seniors, Boost Your Balance

-- A routine that includes a variety of exercises is important to help seniors stay strong. But balance exercises can help reduce the risk of falling and dangerous fractures.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists these exercises that can help improve balance in seniors:

  • Practice Tai Chi, a Chinese martial art.
  • Walk backward, stepping to the side or walking heel to toe.
  • Practice standing on one foot and holding the position.
  • Take group exercise classes that focus on balance.
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Posted: April 2012