Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital celebrates Balance Awareness Day - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital celebrates Balance Awareness Day at Louisville Zoo

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Celebrating Balance Awareness Day with flamingos.

Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital taught balance skills Saturday near the Louisville Zoo's flamingo exhibit.

There were also balance screenings and games.

Experts say falls are the number one cause of injury for people 65 and older.

Studies show training your balance, flexibility, and strength can reduce the risk of falling.

"You want to challenge those systems to increase the strength of the system essentially and so it's the same thing as working out and trying to get stronger. You can challenge those systems," Jessica Hawley said.

The hospital wanted to get across that correct balance is just as important for humans as it is for flamingos, who spend the day balancing on one foot.

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