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Simple sitting test may determine your mortality (bad title...video at source)
FoxNews.com ^ | 12/13/2012

Posted on 12/13/2012 4:01:00 PM PST by RoosterRedux

A simple sitting and standing test can determine your mortality, according to a study published in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention.

The test screens for musculo-skeletel fitness and is an assessment of your ability to sit and then rise – unaided – from the floor.

The study was performed in Brazil by Dr. Claudio Gil Araujo and his team at the Clinimex-Exercise Medicine Clinic in Rio de Janeiro.

Araujo and his colleagues looked at more than 2,000 middle-aged men and women in 2002. He followed up with them approximately six years later, or until their date of death.

RELATED: Dr. Manny: I failed the sitting test, so does that mean I’m going to die?

Before the test, Araujo gave the subjects simple instructions. “Without worrying about the speed of movement, try to sit and then to rise from the floor, using the minimum support that you believe is needed,” Araujo said.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: mortality; mortalitytest; sittingtest
As regards the title...the sitting test may speak to or in some way indicate your mortality (life span), but it does not determine it.
1 posted on 12/13/2012 4:01:04 PM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

Oh, my goodness, I’m not going to live to the end of this sent...


2 posted on 12/13/2012 4:05:30 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Gen.Blather

I am a gonner! Can I call my dog for help?


3 posted on 12/13/2012 4:12:00 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Gen.Blather
LOL.

My dad lived to 94 (passed away last July 19th)...and it would take him 30 minutes and an infinite number of elbows and hands to get up off the floor (to which he would fall from time to time).

I think this test is bogus in most ways...but still offers us seniors something to work toward.;-)

4 posted on 12/13/2012 4:12:27 PM PST by RoosterRedux (He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
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To: Red_Devil 232

“I am a gonner! Can I call my dog for help?”

I highly recommend calling the dog over the cat. The cat said, “You ain’t gonna need those eyes anymore, right? ‘Cause they look delicious.”


5 posted on 12/13/2012 4:14:31 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Gen.Blather

That is why I don’t have a cat!


6 posted on 12/13/2012 4:18:44 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: RoosterRedux

How ridiculous. I couldn’t do the cross legged stand up thing when I was a skinny little kid much less now. I might be dead this time next week but it won’t be in any way related to this test.


7 posted on 12/13/2012 4:20:19 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: RoosterRedux

I wonder how many high school students can sit cross legged and stand up without assistance?


8 posted on 12/13/2012 4:22:15 PM PST by fso301
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To: RoosterRedux

I just took the test and I’m looking for someone to help me up!


9 posted on 12/13/2012 4:22:19 PM PST by golf lover (going)
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To: RoosterRedux

"...got until Saturday noon, of course these people have no idea what snots with skateboards do when they hit bricks, sometimes I get sick laughing"

10 posted on 12/13/2012 4:24:27 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: fso301
Today's students? I don't know. I could until well past the age of 30.

Now? No.

11 posted on 12/13/2012 4:24:50 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Doogle

LOL! Cats are amazing. :)


12 posted on 12/13/2012 4:25:52 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Doogle

ROFLOL!!! You owe me a keyboard!


13 posted on 12/13/2012 4:27:17 PM PST by MWestMom ("And those that cried appease, appease were hung by those they tried to please" - Horace Mann)
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To: RoosterRedux
My mom went to assisted living when she could no longer get off the floor by herself. That turned out to be 7 months prior to her death. Multiple rounds of congestive heart failure took her out over the April to November time frame. The final blow was diagnosis of cancer in both lobes of her lungs a week before she passed.
14 posted on 12/13/2012 4:27:28 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: RoosterRedux

Unfortunately, physical fitness is of little use against cancer.

I’m 59, healthy right now, work out in the gym for an hour every day, and could still very easily die in a few years.


15 posted on 12/13/2012 4:29:00 PM PST by proxy_user
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To: Myrddin
Sorry about your Mom.

There is no antidote for missing a loved one.

16 posted on 12/13/2012 4:31:57 PM PST by RoosterRedux (He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
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To: proxy_user
Purely anecdotal of course, but I believe exercise is a great way to fight cancer.

It lifts your spirit, it gives you energy and hope (geez...not hopium again)...it tells your body and mind--right down to the cellular level--that you are willing to fight for your life.

At least if you exercise, you will die fighting. And that can't be a bad thing.

17 posted on 12/13/2012 4:36:46 PM PST by RoosterRedux (He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
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To: RoosterRedux

Ok, so because I got a line drive to my knee, and can barely get off the floor without gyrations, because the knee wont bend - apparently I am dead already according to the test.


18 posted on 12/13/2012 4:37:41 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: svcw
You're not dead...you're just defying destiny.;-)

Keep up the good work!

19 posted on 12/13/2012 4:40:07 PM PST by RoosterRedux (He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
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To: Doogle

That may just be your best, evah. :-)


20 posted on 12/13/2012 4:59:03 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Does it matter if you are drunk when you take the test?


21 posted on 12/13/2012 5:01:25 PM PST by Cyman
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To: Cyman

Well, yeah...you get an extra thirty points.


22 posted on 12/13/2012 5:05:35 PM PST by RoosterRedux (He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
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To: RoosterRedux
I failed the test.

Does that mean I am immortal?

23 posted on 12/13/2012 5:05:45 PM PST by x
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To: RoosterRedux

Eve and Adam determined my mortality a while back.

It’s 100%.

>> RELATED: Dr. Manny: I failed the sitting test, so does that mean I’m going to die?

The simple and precise answer: YES.


24 posted on 12/13/2012 5:05:51 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: bgill

I think I would be dead by the time I got into the cross legged sitting position.


25 posted on 12/13/2012 5:06:35 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Superciliousness is the essence of Obama)
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To: x

Well, yes...if you don’t mind immortality at floor level.


26 posted on 12/13/2012 5:07:08 PM PST by RoosterRedux (He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
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To: RoosterRedux

Sorry it took so long to respond, I couldn’t lean forward on the couch to reach the keyboard until I burped.

All the way down on the floor? Really? Sitting on the floor?


27 posted on 12/13/2012 5:11:33 PM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: RoosterRedux

RELATED: Dr. Manny: I failed the sitting test, so does that mean I’m going to die?
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

YES

These tests seem to work.
Way back in the (UN)Civil War, it was predicted that anyone over 21 that ate Corn without salt and butter would die.

Turns out they were correct.


28 posted on 12/13/2012 5:12:08 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Nervous Tick
Not to be corny...but the test for immortality is just as simple.

Embrace the Cross and the One Who used it to set you free from the curse brought about by Adam and Eve!

29 posted on 12/13/2012 5:12:23 PM PST by RoosterRedux (He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
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To: RoosterRedux

I was afraid to take this test because I skimmed the title as “morality.”


30 posted on 12/13/2012 5:16:51 PM PST by HotKat (Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason. Mark Twain)
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To: All

I’ve fallen....and I can’t get up!


31 posted on 12/13/2012 5:24:16 PM PST by Kolath
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To: Gen.Blather

I am 65 and overweight, but I got up with one hand. It was not pretty, but I did it. When I am feeling a little optimistic, I may try the cross-legged rising thing, but I have not done that one in years.


32 posted on 12/13/2012 5:41:04 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: Bigg Red

Nah, could not do the cross-legged thing. Oh, well....


33 posted on 12/13/2012 5:45:59 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: RoosterRedux

True enough!

God bless you and FRegards


34 posted on 12/13/2012 5:50:27 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Nervous Tick
Though I am just a lurker...I have always been a friend of yours.

God bless you my FRiend.

35 posted on 12/13/2012 5:53:47 PM PST by RoosterRedux (He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
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To: Gen.Blather

I hope we didn’t spend too much on this study. Is anyone surprised that people who cannot get up off the floor are in worse shape than those who can?

What next? People who cannot breathe are in worse shape than people who can?

Might as well give the money to PBS.


36 posted on 12/13/2012 6:07:36 PM PST by wizwor
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To: RoosterRedux

I dug a grave today and it wasn’t mine. The test is bogus.


37 posted on 12/13/2012 6:22:45 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: RoosterRedux

I would like to try the test myself...but...I can’t even get down on the floor.


38 posted on 12/13/2012 7:22:23 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: RoosterRedux

I am old but went off the trail on my dirtbike in the forest last August, fell down, but did manage to get up and right the bike...but it wasn’t especially easy and I was almost ready to cry.


39 posted on 12/13/2012 7:39:00 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: RoosterRedux

It stands to reason that your power to weight ratio is a strong indicator of fitness, and fitness is a strong indicator of health. It is not a be all and end all, but all of the obese people who can’t get off the floor are certainly indicative of their unhealthful lifestyle, while those who are active and don’t overindulge will be more likely to need less help getting up off the floor.

Where is Captain Obvious?


40 posted on 12/14/2012 3:27:09 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Free goodies for all -- Freedom for none.)
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