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But working on your balance doesn’t mean holding tree pose all day long. It’s all well and good to be able to stand on one leg, but most people fall when they’re in motion. To train your muscles for real-life situations, try this jump-and-hold game recommended by Smith. Jump on your right foot and catch your balance, then switch to your left foot and hold. Change things up by jumping forward and backward, as well as diagonally.
For a low-impact routine, try picking up tai chi. A 2011 study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that the ancient art helped prevent falls and also improve the mental health of older individuals.
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