The Ability to Maintain Balance On One Leg for 10-Seconds May Be Predictive of a Longer Life Expectancy

A new study shows the ability to maintain balance on one leg for 10-seconds in middle-and older-age is related to a lower risk of all-cause mortality and, consequently, a longer life expectancy.

By: Michael Fredericson, MD, Lifestyle Medicine Program Director


Journal Reference:

  1. Araujo CG, de Souza E Silva CG, Laukkanen JA, Fiatarone Singh M, Kunutsor SK, Myers J, Franca JF, Castro CL. Successful 10-second one-legged stance performance predicts survival in middle-aged and older individuals. Br J Sports Med. 2022 Sep;56(17):975-980. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2021-105360 . Epub 2022 Jun 21. PMID: 35728834.