10 /10?

Sit down on the floor and get back up again us­ing no sup­port

Good Health Choices - - Be Informed -

Be­lieve it or not, your abil­ity to do this can tell you how long you’re go­ing to live. In 2012, Brazil­ian re­searchers tested 2000 mid­dle-aged and older men and women, and it’s all down to mus­cle strength, flex­i­bil­ity and co­or­di­na­tion. Start­ing with a score of 10, you lose one point for ev­ery body part you use (hands, knees, arms) and half a point for wob­bling. A score of 8-10 means you may live to see 100; 3.5-5.5 means your fi­nal cur­tain call might be ear­lier. But don’t de­spair – you can im­prove your score with prac­tice, and there­fore add some years back on.

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