Failing this 10-second test could SKYROCKET risk of an early death
Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., DACBN, MS, CFMP
In a brand-new study published in the
British Journal of Sports Medicine
, researchers looked closely at the connection between balance anddeath risk in nearly 2,000 men and women between the ages 51 and 75.
Now, if you can't pass this 10-second test—it may mean you have almost
DOUBLE the risk of suffering an early death.
The study asked the participants to stand on one leg for 10 seconds WITHOUT holding onto anything to support themselves. (They also had to keep their arms at theirsides and keep their gaze fixed straight ahead.)
Researchers recorded the results and continued tracking the men and women for an average of seven years.
Overall, about 20 percent of the participants FAILED the initial balance test. And as you might expect, performance declined with age.
Not only that, but the folks who failed the test had nearly DOUBLE the risk of DYING during the seven-year follow-up period.
Even if you fail the test on your first try, your results aren't set in stone. You can dramatically improve your performance—and your longevity—with just a few minutes ofpractice each day.
Here are a few, easy exercises to try:
Stand on one leg while brushing your teeth. You should do it barefoot and practice standing on both the left and the right leg. Practice keeping your balance back andforth until you're done brushing.
Walk the tightrope. Once a day, practice walking on an imaginary tightrope on the floor in your home. Just walk heel to toe very slowly, with your arms extended out fromyour sides, for about 10 feet.
Try Tai Chi. Research shows it's highly effective in preventing falls and improving balance, muscle strength, proprioception (your perception of your body in space), andendurance.
The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It isintended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experience of Dr. Grisanti and his functional medicine community. Dr. Grisanti encourages youto make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional. Visit
for more information on our training in functional medicine. Look for practitioners who have successfully completed the FunctionalMedicine University's Certification Program (CFMP)
. This content may be copied in full, with copyright, contact, creation andinformation intact, without specific permission, when used only in a not-for-profit format. If any other use is desired, permission in writing from Dr. Grisanti
Quality over Quantity
6 Steps to handle Stress
Thought Trauma and toxin have a huge impact on your health. We
are exploring the impact of thoughts, mind body health,
to learn how to help our body function as optimally as
it is designed to perform.
Check out this great video Health and Sickness 1
Health vs Sickness Part 2
Macro nutrients balance
Wellness Wednesday Intermitant Fasting
Self regulation of Thought Trauma and Toxins
Your mental focus matters
Focusing on your future daily will create higher energy and focus through out the day
Mechanical vs Vitalistic
Discussing the effects of pregnancy and hormones on the body and how Chiropractic is a safe effective approach to deal with low back pain and sciatic from pregnancy changes
Developing a healthy spine begins by understanding the three keys of strength, flexibility, and posture..
Addressing a whiplash injury to prevent lifetime pain
Pain and symptoms of an injury due to being in a car accident can present hours or even days after the accident
Whiplash can take up to 12 weeks to recover from or longer
If customers can’t find it, it doesn’t exist. Clearly list and describe the services you offer. Also, be sure to showcase a premium service.
Having a big sale, on-site celebrity, or other event? Be sure to announce it so everybody knows and gets excited about it.
Are your customers raving about you on social media? Share their great stories to help turn potential customers into loyal ones.
Running a holiday sale or weekly special? Definitely promote it here to get customers excited about getting a sweet deal.
Have you opened a new location, redesigned your shop, or added a new product or service? Don't keep it to yourself, let folks know.
Customers have questions, you have answers. Display the most frequently asked questions, so everybody benefits.
Schedule your New Patient Visit Today
Mention this website special