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Walking is effective for fall prevention

In Japan, 90 people ages 65-79 years old were assigned to brisk walking or balance and strength training groups as part of a fall prevention program that was supervised for three months and unsupervised for 13 months. Over the 16 months, the individuals in the walking group had a significant reduction in fall risk measured by falls per physically active person-day and falls per person-step when compared to those in the balance group.

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