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3 Simple Tests You Can Do At Home To Predict How Long You’ll Live

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

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2. Sit Down And Get Up Without Assistance

This test could predict how long you will live

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Sitting down and getting up may seem easy, but many people have difficulty accomplishing this simple task, especially without the use of their hands or knees.

Just try it yourself and see how you do. If you can’t get up or sit down on your own, you may be at a higher risk of premature death.

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In a Brazilian study (2), 2002 men and women ages 51 to 80 were followed for an average of 6.3 years, and those who needed to use both hands and knees to get up and down (whether they were middle-aged or elderly) were almost seven times more likely to die within six years than those who could spring up and down without support.

“It is well known that aerobic fitness is strongly related to survival,” study author Claudio Gil Soares de Araújo, a professor at Gama Filho University in Rio de Janeiro, has said, “but our study also shows that maintaining high levels of body flexibility, muscle strength, and coordination also has a favorable influence on life expectancy.” via Prevention

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