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If You Can’t Stand on One Leg for 10 Seconds, You Might Die Within 10 Years

Here’s a safe, simple health test for older adults:  Try to stand on one leg for 10 seconds.  If you can’t do it, no worries.  You just might die within a decade.

 

Researchers in Brazil just published the results of a study that found that adults between the ages of 51 and 75 who CAN’T stand on one leg for 10 seconds . . . without any additional support . . . are twice as likely to die within 10 years.

 

There’s no direct connection between balance and one particular disease . . . although generally, those who failed were in poorer health.  Many were obese, had heart disease, or high blood pressure.  So that might have contributed to the higher death rate among those who had bad balance.

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  • Jon Watkins

    For the past 15 years, Jon has been waking you up doing morning radio here in Utah! Originally from Long Beach, California, Jon spends his time driving his kids from sports to birthday parties, blotting the grease off his pizza and complaining about how cold the winter is. Jon and his wife Jenn love to travel and even do a travel podcast together called, “Our Savings Starts Tomorrow.” If you ever see Jon out and about, make sure to say hi! He’s desperate for attention

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