According to study, balancing on one leg may be a beneficial health test later in life.

People who can't stand on one leg for more than 10 seconds are nearly twice as likely to die in the next ten years.

It could be an indication of something more serious than overindulging at the office summer drinks party if you have trouble standing on one leg. 

According to study, middle-aged and older adults who cannot balance on one leg for 10 seconds are nearly twice as likely to die within ten years as those who can.

The ability to balance can reveal information about a person's health. For example, previous study has connected the inability to balance on one leg to a higher risk of stroke.

People with poor balance have also been found to perform poorly on mental decline tests, implying a relationship to dementia.

Now, a 12-year study studying the relationship between balance and mortality has been completed by an international consortium of experts from the United Kingdom, the United States

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