Ask Well: The Best Exercises to Improve Balance

[if (gte IE 9)|!(IE)]> <!<![endif][if lt IE 9]> <![endif] StartFragment What exercises are best for improving balance? [if (gte IE 9)|!(IE)]> <!<![endif][if lt IE 9]> <![endif] StartFragment Your options are legion. Tai chi, for instance, with its flowing movements and poses, rapidly builds balance. A study published last year found that older people who completed several weeks of tai chi classes performed much better afterward on a variety of balance tests than they had at the study’s start. They also generally performed better than another group of volunteers who had spent those same weeks learning ballroom dancing. But dancing did have benefits; the waltzers and fox-trotters could now

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