Why do flamingos stand on one leg?
Few theories on why they stand on one leg.
1. Standing on one leg allows the birds to conserve more body heat, given that they spend a significant amount of time wading in cold water1
2. One leg reduces the energy for producing muscular effort to stand and balance on one leg. This demonstrate substantially less body sway in a one-legged posture2
What is OLS?
It stands for One Leg Stand!
A simple test to see if you have STRONG BONE & JOINT.
The average person can balance on one leg for 33.4 seconds. How about you????
If you find yourself losing your balance (Let’s hope not!), it could be due to degenerative joint changes in the spine and lower limbs which reduces reflexes, and muscle weakness3
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Post your video doing OLSchallenge on Instagram or Facebook. Tag BiO-LiFE @biolifemy and insert hashtag #biolifemalaysia #OLSChallenge in the caption.
By practicing OLS daily, it can further appreciate & toughen our muscles, you will realize how it enhances our body’s coordination functionality and physical balance.
Try it out by simply standing on one leg for 2 minutes while brushing your teeth!
This activity is suitable across all ages and the more you do it, you will find that you have an added advantage of avoiding falls which can often lead to injuries or even worse —death!
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- Walker, Matt (13 August 2009). “Why flamingoes stand on one leg”. BBC News. Retrieved 9 December 2009.
- Chang, Young-Hui; Ting, Lena H. (24 May 2017). “Mechanical evidence that flamingos can support their body on one leg with little active muscular force”. Biology Letters. 13 (5): 20160948. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2016.0948. PMC 5454233. PMID 28539457.
- Clark MS. The Unilateral Forefoot Balance Test: Reliability and validity for measuring balance in late midlife women. J Physiother. 2007;35(3):110–118