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2005-09-29 11:40:00

NEW YORK -- Performing exercises that focus on balance may help older adults stand more firmly on their feet, according to a new study. Researchers found that a series of at-home exercises improved balance among the 55- to 60-year-olds they studied. Specifically, the exercises increased the speed of their sway patterns, which may steady their stance. Everybody, young or old, sways imperceptibly on their feet as part of maintaining balance and stability. Sway patterns do, however, change with...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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