The movement that can tell you how long you will live!
May 13, 2024
Sitting Rising Test

Gyms and physical activity in general are good, but our ability to balance becomes vital as we get older. See what condition yours is in.

The way the modern world has evolved, it is more certain than ever that none of us can know what is coming. That’s why we focus on everything we can. Our movements.

With everyday life characterized by uncertainty, there is a clinical test that provides a significant and effective prediction of mortality risk in people aged 51 to 80 years.

We don’t need to go to the doctor. We can do it wherever we are. First let’s thank the Brazilian researchers in exercise physiology and sports medicine who inspired it in the ’90s (its association with longevity was confirmed by a 2012 study) and then let’s see it.

The test/exercise is called the Sitting Rising Test and checks musculoskeletal ability, an important prognostic factor in people aged 51-80 years. As follows:

As you stand, cross your feet and slowly begin to bend your knees as you lean forward and eventually sit on the floor in a squat. After putting all the weight on the ground, try to stand up, the way you sat.

Before you start, you have 10 draft points to spend.

If you use (as you sit or as you stand) your hand as an aid, you lose a point.

If you lean on the knee, you also lose a point and this happens if you get an assist from the forearm or the side of the leg, or put a hand on the knee or hip.

An additional 0.5 points are deducted if the assessor (in this case yourself) notices inconsistent execution or partial loss of balance.

Those left with 0 to 3 points are up to 6 times more likely to die than those with the highest scores (8 to 10 points).

In the study published in 2012, 40% of those in the 0 to 3 range died within 11 years of working.

A 2016 study that aimed to assess the test’s usefulness for stroke patients found that age was strongly correlated with specific scores.

That paper suggested 7.8 as an overall differentiation score between healthy older adults and those struggling with chronic stroke symptoms.

In 2020, a new research review of the test emerged, involving 6,141 adults aged 16 to 98.

10/10 was more common in the younger age group for men. For women it was in the 16-40 age group. On the other hand, less than 8% of men and women aged at least 55 “caught” the ten.

As doctors explain, balance, flexibility and agility are very important skills as we grow older. They require strength, good muscle mass and physical performance. All of these are related to mortality. It is emphasized, however, that correlation does not mean causation.

Additionally, this test does not take injuries or disabilities into account.

Finally, keep in mind that in general, the more active we are, the better we can deal with stressors. And that can never be a bad thing.

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