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New Health Test: Sit on the Floor. Now Get Up

Posted on 12/13/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthHow long are you going to live? Here’s one way to predict: How easily can you get up from sitting on the floor? A new Brazilian study  just published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology found that middle-aged and elderly adults who needed to use their hands and their knees to get up and down were almost seven times more likely to die within six years, compared with those who could get up and down without support, NBC News …