How can I find out if I have a good sense of balance?

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Dr. Vonda Wright, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
In a safe place, engage your core and stand on one foot. When you are steady, carefully close your eyes. If your balance is adequate you should be able to hold this position for 22 seconds without tipping over. The shorter the amount of time you can balance, the "older" your balance is.
  • 22 seconds = 20 years old
  • 15 seconds = 30 years old
  • 7.2 seconds = 40 years old
  • 3.7 seconds = 50 years old
  • Less than 2 seconds = 60 years old
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