Is there a test that can gauge your balance and brain strength?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
How good is balance? Try this self-test: Stand on one leg; close your eyes. The longer you can stand without falling, the younger your brain (15 seconds is very good if you are 45 or older). That balancing act isn't only a good gauge of your balance; it's also a sign of your brain strength.

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