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Lower Your Risk of Falling 


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Many falls can be prevented. Follow these steps to lower your risk of falling.

Get active.
Stay active to feel better, improve your balance, and make your legs stronger.

Improve your balance.
Exercises that improve your balance can help prevent falls. For example, tai chi (“ty chee”) is a Chinese mind-body exercise that involves moving slowly and gently.

Make your legs stronger.
Do strengthening activities at least 2 days a week. These include lifting weights or using resistance bands (long rubber strips that stretch).

Try these strength exercises at home.

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