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How can elderly adults improve their balance and reduce risk of falling?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine

In brief: Exercise/Vision/Plan

The government offers many resources for exercise that improves strength, balance, and fitness.
See http://go4life.nia.nih.gov/ also look for a local program in your area called a matter of balance. http://www.ncoa.org/improve-health/center-for-healthy-aging/a-matter-of-balance.html maintaining good vision and removal of potential stumbling blocks at home are also important to avoid falls.

In brief: Exercise/Vision/Plan

The government offers many resources for exercise that improves strength, balance, and fitness.
See http://go4life.nia.nih.gov/ also look for a local program in your area called a matter of balance. http://www.ncoa.org/improve-health/center-for-healthy-aging/a-matter-of-balance.html maintaining good vision and removal of potential stumbling blocks at home are also important to avoid falls.
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