Sunday, May 18, 2014

Dying test

From NBC News:
"A simple test that looks at how easy -- or difficult -- it is for you to sit down on the floor and then get back up may help predict how long you’re going to live, a new study shows.

Middle-aged and elderly people who needed to use both hands and knees to get up and down were almost seven times more likely to die within six years, compared to those who could spring up and down without support, Brazilian researchers reported Thursday in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology."

George comments:
I wonder if it ever occurred to these researchers, that older people lose strength and that is the reason that they cannot rise without using their hands. And it follows that, the older a person gets, the more likely they are to die.

Such nonsense!


  1. HAhaaaa... right on, George...

  2. For years I can remember my grandma moan & groan getting up and didn't want help cuz she said it hurts more when someone tries to help...she used both hands and knees to get up yet she lived well into her late 90s. They say 'don't believe everything you read.'

  3. If that's the criteria, I should have croaked a while back!!

  4. Oh Boy...I just tried it and am sorry to report that I won't be long for this world :-( Better start my funeral arrangements. :-)

  5. I hate to say it, but there is likely some logic to this. One of the reasons older people lose strength is the simple lack of use of the muscles. Keeping those muscles in shape with daily strengthening exercises also means that you're probably doing a decent amount of aerobic exercise as well. And if those muscles are strong, you probably don't need to use both hands and knees to get up!