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Consistent movement, exercise may reduce risk of elderly falls

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- A weekly music-based exercise program appears to reduce the number of falls among the elderly.

The one-hour instructor-led class had 134 adults perform a wide range of movements to piano music, which gradually became more challenging.

Researchers in Switzerland found the exercise class improved the participants' gait and balance, which reduced their risk of falling by half, compared to a group who did not take the classes.

Each year, one-third of people 65 and older suffer at least one fall.

Online Anchor: Sunny Layne

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