Dear Doctors: What’s the deal with that 10-second balance test we’re seeing all over the news? It doesn’t seem like living longer would come down to being able to stand on one foot. Is there any science behind it, or is it just another meme?
Dear Reader: The balance test that you’re referring to does sound simplistic. Dig deeper, though, and it’s part of an important body of research that links good balance to health and well-being.