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The importance of strength and balance exercise to prevent falls

41% of over 70s don’t realise how important good strength and balance is to reduce falls, according to new research commissioned by Ageing Better.

Importance of strength and balance

Each year, around 30% of people aged 65 and over will have a fall, which can result in serious injury. There were 57,712 hip fractures in England in 2014/15, and falls account for over 4 million hospital bed days every year.