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A balanced fitness regimen includes balance training: Here's how to do it

A balanced fitness regimen includes balance training: Here's how to do it

Most of us don't think about balance until we lose it. But physical stability is integral to our survival and well-being, says Robbin Howard, assistant professor of physical therapy at USC. "Balance keeps us upright and allows us to do all the many things in life we want to do," she says. Without it, we couldn't stand, walk or focus our eyes on a sea gull soaring by — let alone traverse a slack line, play tennis or throw a baseball. And though under normal conditions maintaining balance is almost as automatic as breathing, it's only through the complex interaction of multiple body systems working together that we are able to do something as simple as...

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