Good balance gives you a leg-up on long life (ABC news)
Simple physical tasks like balancing on one leg could predict how long you will live, according .........a study published in the British Medical Journal.
Researchers from University College London reviewed a number of studies ........ageing.
They found that people who were better ......... completing simple tasks like walking, getting out of a chair and balancing on one leg were more likely to live longer.
"Although there was some variation between studies, there was consistent evidence of associations between all four measures of ........capability and mortality," the authors said.
"People who performed less well in these tests had a ........ higher risk of death."
The findings are important as they can help doctors identify .......older people might benefit from strength training.
Gentle weight training......... to help older people build muscle and regain lost strength.
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