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How Many Years Do You Have Left?
It’s a question we often ponder, especially as we age: How many years do I have left?
There are several methods of calculating Your Innate Age Potential. First take your oldest relatives age and subtract your current age - The remainder is your minimum potential years remaining.
If you are over 50, then this SRT test may give you an idea of how much longer you may have to live.
Sit. Stand. Repeat. This little trick — a deceptively simple measure of flexibility and strength — can predict who will live longer and whose lives will be cut short, according to a study by Brazilian physician Claudio Gil Araujo. He uses the test to lay out the stakes with patients: To live longer, they must get moving and maintain muscle and balance.
Araujo noticed long ago that many of his patients, particularly older people, had trouble with ordinary motions such as bending down to pick up something off the floor — difficulty indicative of a loss of flexibility. As people age, he knew, reduced muscle power and loss of balance can greatly increase the risk of dangerous falls.
This study was published in the European Journal of Cardiology, where more than 2,000 patients ages 51 to 80, all part of an exercise program at Clinimex Exercise Medicine Clinic in Rio de Janeiro, take the SRT. People who scored fewer than eight points on the test, he found, were twice as likely to die within the next six years compared with those who scored higher; those who scored three or fewer points were more than five times as likely to die within the same period compared with those who scored more than eight points.
Overall, each point increase in the SRT score was associated with a 21 percent decrease in mortality from all causes. Araujo hopes such information can help get more older people walking through the doors of a gym rather than rolling into an emergency room.
His idea was that patients might be more motivated to get in better shape if they had a more tangible way of conceptualizing how their overall health was being affected by their conditioning. If a patient is simply told to get in shape, they’re not likely to change their behavior. But if they’re told “if you don’t get into better shape, you could be dead in five years,” they’re apt to take notice.
Of course, the test also needed to be simple. If it required expensive equipment or measuring devices, the test probably wouldn’t be accessible to many people. So Araujo and colleagues developed the sitting-rise test, or SRT. It requires no equipment whatsoever and can be performed in seconds.- See more at: http://livefreelivenatural.com/sitting-test-predict-long-will-live/#sthash.35491IUd.dpuf
Well, thanks to Brazilian physician Claudio Gil Araujo, there’s now a simple test you can perform right at home, in just a few seconds, that could predict how many years you have left to live, according to Discover.
Araujo came up with the test after noticing that many of his patients, especially older ones, often have difficulty- See more at: http://livefreelivenatural.com/sitting-test-predict-long-will-live/#sthash.35491IUd.dpuf