A Simple Test Assessing Ability To Sit Up From The Floor Predicts M...

A simple test that assesses a persons ability to sit and rise from the floor has proved to be a very accurate predictor of mortality risk.

Dr Araújo said:

"It is well known that aerobic fitness is strongly related to survival, but our study also shows that maintaining high levels of body flexibility, muscle strength, power-to-body weight ratio and co-ordination are not only good for performing daily activities but have a favourable influence on life expectancy."

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