A Connection between Balance & Mortality
In a recent study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, researchers investigated the association between a complete 10-second one-legged stance and all-cause mortality. Aging is correlated to the progressive decline in physical health and reduction in elements of aerobic and non-aerobic fitness. Moreover, several studies have shown a reduction in the balance after the age of 55 years, thus increasing the odds of sustaining a fatal fall and other adverse outcomes. https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2022/06/22/bjsports-2021-105360.