Inability to stand on one leg may predict early death
The Independent, Wednesday 30th April 2014
A study by the Medical Research Council tracked 5,000 people born in 1946 throughout their lives. In the standing on one leg with eyes closed test, men and women who were able to hold the position for less than two seconds were three times more likely to die before the age of 66 than those who could hold it for 10 seconds or more. Those unable to do the test at all were more likely to die in the following 13 years.