VIDEO: The exercise that predicts your death

Publish Date
Monday, 8 December 2014, 9:19AM

Physicians in Brazil have developed a test to measure flexibility quickly. And it’s so simple, no equipment is needed. All you do is attempt to sit on the floor cross-legged and then stand up … without any support.

Participants score a maximum of 10 points, with 1 point deducted for each occurrence of using a hand for stability, and a half-point docked for wobbling.

Struggling to complete with the ‘sitting-rising test’ means you’re 5 times more likely to die early. And patients who score fewer than 8 points are twice as likely to die within the next 6 years.

We put our workmate Vicki to the test and she nailed it! So then we tested Sarah...judging by this, she’s probably going to die tomorrow....