Apr 1Liked by Jeff Matlow

I read the link in the article. The test that it described had nothing to do with balancing with your eyes closed for 15 seconds. Nothing. So, either you are unable to relay simple information accurately, or you just want to prove a point thorough false means. Either way. you have no credibility with me anymore. Unsubscribing now.

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Thanks for the comment Greg.

What link were you reading? Because the first paragraph of the article I linked to says this:

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.

Is that not what you saw?

What am I missing?

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Incidentally, for anybody else reading these comments, here's the other study I was referring to:


And the times (eyes open and closed) that is recommended by age group:

- Under 40: 45 seconds with eyes open, 15 seconds with eyes closed.

- Aged 40-49: 42 seconds open, 13 seconds closed.

- Aged 50-59: 41 seconds open, 8 seconds closed.

- Aged 60-69: 32 seconds open, 4 seconds closed.

- Aged 70-79: 22 seconds open, 3 seconds closed.

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This is the article I linked to:


Later in the article it says:

The study found that for those unable to complete the balance test there was an 84% higher risk of death from any cause, and this link remained even when other factors – including age, sex, BMI, and preexisting conditions or health risks such as coronary artery disease, hypertension, obesity, high cholesterol and diabetes – were taken into account.

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