Recent research from the University of Tokyo believe that there is one question to determine brain health. The answer, to this will dictate just how susceptible you are to potentially suffering a stroke. The question?
How long can you stand on one leg?Actually? Yes, actually. Study lead Yasuharu Tabara wrote: "One-leg standing time is a simple measure of postural instability and might be a consequence of the presence of brain abnormalities."
In the study, more than 1300 men and women (averaging at age 67) were asked to stand on one leg and keep their eyes open. Participants who struggled to balance for over 20 seconds also fared the worst on tests assessing their cognitive function. They also reported that there was an increased showing of cerebral small vessel disease or minute haemorrhages associated with a higher risk of strokes, within the group that struggled with balance.
Start working on that balance, Bodyrockers!