A New Simple Test to Predict How Long You’ll Live
If you're in your 40's or older then you'll want to read this. Scientists in Brazil have discovered a new way to figure out how long you'll live.
It's all tied to physical mobility. The study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology followed over 200 adults between the ages of 51 and 80 for an average of 6.3 years. Researchers compared the death rate of those studied against a mobility test that each person had to do. The test was to try to get up from a seated position on the floor and then go back down to the floor. If individuals needed to use both hands and knees to get up and down, then, according to researchers, those people were seven times more likely to die within six years.
I guess the old adage, "If you don't move it, you'll lose it" is quite literal. So get moving but check with your Dr. to come up with an exercise program that best fits you and your current abilities.