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Strengthen your body to increase your balance and prevent falls

by Kate Evans

In winter as inclement weather sets in, it’s even more important to deliberately stay physically active and healthy. Strengthening our bodies and working on balance and flexibility can improve health, prevent falls and reduce injuries.

Strength training

Strength training or resistance training includes exercises that improve strength and endurance. Often it involves lifting weights or using resistance bands.

Strength training can increase muscle and tendon strength, bone density and metabolism and improve joint and cardiovascular health. It . . .