Simple exercises to prevent falls

Strengthen supporting muscles and hone your balance to avoid a tumble.

This year, one out of every three people ages 65 and older will experience a fall, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. What's more, many of them will fracture a hip or sustain another potentially life-threatening injury.

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