Can You Stand on One Leg for 10 Seconds? What that Tells You About Your Overall Health

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well this may look like a child’s play, but not if you get introduced to the actual reason behind standing on one leg for 10 seconds.

what is the hidden science behind the one leg test?

 Can you stand on one leg for 10 seconds??? they say you need to balance everything, the same holds true for your body posture and balance too. yes, you use your single leg in many situations every day like getting out of a car etc. Without a proper balance you cannot do it as easily you do it now.

  As  we age improving the physical balance of the body helps in doing things in the right way. Did you know being able to stand on one leg for 10 to 20 seconds is a sign of good life expectancy? Here’s what experts say, people who are in their 40’s or 50’s not being able to stand on one leg for 10 seconds might have a risk of dying in the next decade. This  balance is a sign of healthy brain coordination, where every muscle and bone needs to be coordinated for as long as you stand to perform the activity.

what if I can’t maintain balance?

Every time you try to stand on one leg you are indirectly stimulating your brain to re-calibrate the signals and form new connections to maintain stability.There was a study with about one thousand participants to record the balance where, 20 percent of them lost it in the first 2 seconds. static balance is a multidimensional concept, which can be a sign of major health disorders as follows,

  • Indication of heart-related problems.
  • Orthopedic issues and having a sedentary lifestyle.
  • Might be a sign of diabetes, unhealthy fat levels and obesity.

How can you maintain a proper balance?


The idea of proper balance and long life is an on time decision, either live your 60’s with good health being an energetic old man or can be depended on medications and people around to live.

  • Walking more reduces the fat deposition in your pelvic region.
  • Eating a proper meal with high protein increases the metabolism for a healthy gut.
  • Regular analysis of any chronic disorders.
  • Have proper exercise to increase calorie spending.


Research at Brazil in 2020 proved that people who could not stand with a good balance  are likely to die early with health complications or age related issues. More than 6,485,000 people die every year across the world with no proper body coordination. Balance is more important for overall fitness. You can simply increase it by doing body weight exercises like tree pose, flamingo pose, and increasing flexibility of the spine.

Anything requires a proper calorie plan. calorie deficient diets can work well for the moment but not for long. They help to get rid of fats in the body losing the essential fat required too.

For more info about the topic visit the OLS test for the elderly.

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Hello, i'm Tejaswini koppolu. I'm a masters student from microbiology and I love to create useful content in medical related fields. I'm currently working with the medical market news as a content writer. Apart from medicine and stuff, sketching and anime is my go to stress buster.
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