This Simple Test Will Tell You When You Will Die. Do You Dare Try It?

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Have you ever wondered how long you'll live? Are you in danger of dying prematurely, or will you live to a ripe old age, surrounded by great-great grandchildren?

Well, a Brazilian team of doctors led by Claudio Gil Araujo has developed a simple test that gives a good indication of how fit someone really is. It is very simple and it requires no equipment or skill to do this test.

A study has shown that those who perform poorly on the test have a higher mortality rate than those who complete it easily. Where do you fit on the scale and what could that mean for your potential longevity?

The Sitting-Rising Test 

- With your hands straight in front of you lower yourself to the floor without using your hands or knees. Then sit on the floor with your legs crossed.


- Now try to rise up from the ground without using your arms again, only your legs.

The test looks at a person’s ability to sit down and stand up without any help. The maximum score is 10, 5 points for sitting to the ground without assistance, and 5 for getting up again without holding onto anything.

You will lose 1 point each time you used your hand, knee, forearm and 0.5 is subtracted each time there is a loss of balance.

The outcome of the number you get on your score could indicate how healthy you are and also how long you might live for.
  • Good = 8-10
  • Fair = 3.5-7.5
  • Poor = 0-3
Warning: People with arthritis and joint problems shouldn't try this.

To see how the actual exercise is done, watch the video here.