There was an interesting article in the newspaper the other day.
It said that older people who struggle to balance on one leg for more than 20 seconds are more likely to have a stroke. This was claimed by researchers.
Apparently this simple test identifies those in need of extra support because they are more likely to have poor brain health, such as undiagnosed damaged and bleeding small blood vessels.
However the study showed they had no obvious signs of ill health said associate professor Yasuharu Tabara from Japan.
One leg standing time is a simple measure of postural instability and might be a consequence of brain instability and might be a consequence of brain abnormalities.
The duty, in the American Heart Association’s Journal Stroke, involved 841 women and 546 men with an average 67.
After participants were timed standing on one leg their brains were scanned.
British researchers found this year that middle aged people with a poor grip who were slow to get out of a chair had a higher risk of dying within the next decade.