If you have trouble standing on one leg for even 10 seconds, then understand that you are not long.
In fact, a recent research suggests that people who cannot stand on one leg for even 10 seconds are more likely to die within 10 years, meaning there is a close relationship between your balance and inner health .
Death risk doubles in 10 years
For this research, experts from the US, UK, Australia, Finland and Brazil studied for 12 years to find out the relationship between balance and mortality.
The results of this research , published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, showed that people who are unable to stand on one leg for even 10 seconds, their risk of death doubles in 10 years.
How was this research done?
The research, conducted from 2008 to 2020, involved 1,702 people aged 51-75, who were asked to stand on one leg for 10 seconds without any support.
Everyone had to keep one foot behind their other foot and both hands on the side. Everyone was given three chances, but one in five (21%) failed the test. 54% of people aged 71-75 were unable to complete the test.
17.5% of those who failed will die in the next 10 years
Of those who failed to pass this test, 17.5% died of some cause over the next 10 years. At the same time, of those who passed this test, 4.5% of people died in the next 10 years.
Those who failed the test had an 85 percent higher risk of death from any cause over the next 10 years.
Failed in the test suffering from diseases
Those who failed this test were suffering from some disease and those who could not stand on one leg for 10 seconds, those people had type-2 diabetes. At the same time, the rest had complaints of obesity, high blood pressure and heart diseases.
Poor balance linked to poor lifestyle – researcher
Dr Claudio Gil Arajuo, lead researcher of this research, said, “I believe that poor body balance is associated with a poor lifestyle, that is, people who fail the test are not physically active or do not exercise .”
He also said, “I think people 51-75 years old should also include safe balance test in their routine health check-up.”