What do I need to do to live longer and healthier? A question we get asked every single day. We don’t have a crystal ball but there are a handful of tests you can take to determine your chances of living longer. One such test involves balance.

Firstly, see how long you can stand on just one leg. Then count how many times you can sit down and get up from a chair in one minute. Your ability to do these simple activities was an indicator of premature death in a recent research article from England.

Those who could balance on one leg with their eyes closed for over 10 seconds and get up from a chair over 37 times (for men) and 35 times (for women) in a minute were found to have a lower risk of premature death than those who couldn’t do this.

Get balancing now!!