Several of the tests that Carroll used on Ebner, such as horizontal gaze nystagmus (an involuntary eye twitch), nose touching, standing on one foot, and walking heel
to toe, are good measures of alcoholic intoxication.
To improve balance, try walking heel
to toe in a straight line, or standing on one leg with a supportive chair or table nearby for steadying, if you need it.
Before starting, try standing on one foot or walking heel
Calculating the amount of energy required to run and walk, the team found that walking with the heel slightly raised costs 53 percent more energy than walking heel
first, and walking on tip-toe was even less economical.
The old fashioned tests include walking heel
to toe and balancing on one leg and can now be used on anyone police suspect has taken illegal drugs.
Try walking heel
to toe rather than shuffling your feet along.
Examples: yoga and tai chi, throwing and catching a ball, balancing on one foot, walking heel
to toe, side leg raises, back leg raises,or standing on toes, then heels, or knee raisies (stand with feet planted and alternately raise each knee as high as comfortable).
Before you start, test your balance by standing on one foot or walking heel