For those in middle age, there are many “simple DIY tests” you can do to check how healthy you are, says Peta Bee in The Times. If you can stand on one leg for more than ten seconds, both left and right, you’re at a reduced risk of falls, fractures, and other health issues. See how many times you can stand up from and sit down in a chair in 30 seconds: average scores for ages 30 to 60 are 24-25 for women and 25-27 for men; for 60 to 70, it’s 21 for women and 24 for men; for 70 to 79, 17 for women and 19 for men. Another sign you’re in decent shape? If you can get up from sitting cross-legged on the floor without using your hands, arms or knees.
Read the full list of nine tests here.