Predict Your Mortality By Getting Up Off The Floor

Mark Manuel iHR

Mark Manuel iHR

Aging is something that none of us can ever escape from. We can delay it, but it’s eventually going to catch up to us all. With that in mind, Dr. Claudio Gil Araujo developed something called the Sitting-Rising Test. It’s a simple test that predicts your mortality based on a point-scale that rates how much help you need getting up after being seated on the floor.

Here's how it works…you start with ten points. From a standing position, and without help by leaning on something, you lower yourself to the floor, and then you get back up. Points get subtracted if you do any of the following to help you out:

  • Hand used for support…minus one point
  • Knee used for support…minus one point
  • Forearm used for support…minus one point
  • One hand on knee or thigh…minus one point
  • Side of leg used for support…minus one point

Giving the Standing-Rising test to 2,000 people between 51 and 80, Dr. Araujo and his cohorts determined that…

  • Those who scored fewer than eight points were twice as likely to die in the next six years than those who scored higher.
  • Those who scored three points or fewer were five times as likely to die in the next six years than those who scored at least an eight.
  • In total, each point increase showed a 21% decrease in mortality “from all causes.”

NOTE: After doing the test, I found out that I have been deceased for about 5 years now......

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