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You better have a leg to stand on
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: June 22, 2022 06:05AM
An inability to stand on one leg for 10 seconds in later life is linked to nearly double the risk of death from any cause within the next decade, according to a new study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

The study involved 1,702 people ages 51 to 75 living in Brazil, who were asked to balance unsupported on one leg during an initial check. Researchers told the participants to place the front of the free foot behind the standing leg, keep their arms by their sides and eyes fixed straight ahead. Up to three attempts on either foot were permitted.

Researchers then monitored the participants after the initial checkup for a period of seven years, during which 123 – 7% – of the people being studied died. The proportion of deaths among those who failed the test (17.5 %) was significantly higher than deaths among those who were able to balance for 10 seconds (4.5%).

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(Don't deny it, you just tried standing on one leg. I hope you did okay)



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Re: You better have a leg to stand on
Posted by: Spiff
Date: June 22, 2022 06:39AM
Looks like I’m ok. Could do it on both feet.
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Re: You better have a leg to stand on
Posted by: rgG
Date: June 22, 2022 07:08AM
You just wanted to make me get up out of my chair, didn’t you?
Surprisingly, it was easier on my leg with the bad knee, but I think I passed on both.





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Re: You better have a leg to stand on
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 22, 2022 07:31AM
....nothing beats a great pair......of legs.....



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Re: You better have a leg to stand on
Posted by: Fritz
Date: June 22, 2022 09:17AM
guess I have some more work to do.

but I can sit for 10 secs and swear at other drivers endlessly



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Re: You better have a leg to stand on
Posted by: pdq
Date: June 22, 2022 09:41AM
I saw that.

A couple of years ago, it was How well can you get up from a sitting position on the floor to standing, with points added/deducted for form.
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Re: You better have a leg to stand on
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: June 22, 2022 10:43AM
That's what i've noticed...about older guys at least.

Problems walking seem to presage death within just a few years.

The latter happened to my dad end of last year.

Sadly, we could never convince him to go through physical rehab to keep his ability to walk/balance.



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Re: You better have a leg to stand on
Posted by: wurm
Date: June 22, 2022 10:44AM
The standing on one leg isn't the problem. It's holding the free leg bent up without getting a charlie-horse. ;)
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Re: You better have a leg to stand on
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: June 22, 2022 10:45AM
And successfully putting the free leg through your underwear w/o falling down...
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Re: You better have a leg to stand on
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: June 22, 2022 11:48AM
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Bill in NC
And successfully putting the free leg through your underwear w/o falling down...

there is an easy fix to that - go commando.



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Re: You better have a leg to stand on
Posted by: Fritz
Date: June 22, 2022 12:00PM
now try it while holding a beer in the lifted leg side hand using the non-lifted leg hand to open then having a sip.

without farting

PSA: do not try this standing on the back of your friends pick up at midnight on Saturday cruising Main St and passing a police car.



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Re: You better have a leg to stand on
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: June 22, 2022 12:06PM
I wonder if being increasingly sedentary plays a role. I notice that if I spend more time than normal sitting in a chair, as one does when using a computer, that my balance is a bit worse until I can "walk it off".



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Re: You better have a leg to stand on
Posted by: Fritz
Date: June 22, 2022 12:55PM
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ka jowct
I wonder if being increasingly sedentary plays a role. I notice that if I spend more time than normal sitting in a chair, as one does when using a computer, that my balance is a bit worse until I can "walk it off".

my spouse is a PT. She's on me all the time to get up and walk every 30 mins. Even if up & down the stairs. I admit, I do not always.



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Re: You better have a leg to stand on
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 22, 2022 01:19PM
....she's got legs....she knows how to use them.....



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Re: You better have a leg to stand on
Posted by: rz
Date: June 22, 2022 01:28PM
I can still put on underwear standing up without falling over, and can take off my socks standing up as well by pulling up my leg, and crossing my ankle across my knee as I slightly bend to take the sock off. I'm guessing I'm ok for now.
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Re: You better have a leg to stand on
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 22, 2022 01:31PM
....what is....underwear....



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Re: You better have a leg to stand on
Posted by: Fritz
Date: June 22, 2022 01:46PM
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rz
I can still put on underwear standing up without falling over, and can take off my socks standing up as well by pulling up my leg, and crossing my ankle across my knee as I slightly bend to take the sock off. I'm guessing I'm ok for now.

no need to brag



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Re: You better have a leg to stand on
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: June 22, 2022 01:59PM
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Fritz
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rz
I can still put on underwear standing up without falling over, and can take off my socks standing up as well by pulling up my leg, and crossing my ankle across my knee as I slightly bend to take the sock off. I'm guessing I'm ok for now.

no need to brag

He just didn't mention that the reason he was slightly bent in order to rest his forehead against the wall to prop himself up.



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Re: You better have a leg to stand on
Posted by: Fritz
Date: June 22, 2022 02:37PM
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Ombligo
He just didn't mention that the reason he was slightly bent in order to rest his forehead against the wall to prop himself up.

I was thinking there was something fishy about that ....



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Re: You better have a leg to stand on
Posted by: rz
Date: June 22, 2022 04:46PM
No, I have pretty good balance.
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