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Will balance training reduce my chances of falling?

Yes, balance training may help to reduce the chances of falling.  Research has demonstrated improved postural control, improved body and joint position awareness, reaction times, sprint times, and leg strength after incorporating balance training into an exercise routine.  Improved control of posture, body and joint awareness, leg strength, and reaction times are all desirable traits that may help prevent an individual from falling by allowing them to "catch" or stop themselves before it's too late. 

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