It’s being called the exercise test that can predict your death. A physician in Brazil used something called best sit/rise test to show his aging patients the risk of losing strength and flexibility. The study found strength and balance are pretty good indicators of longevity.
Dr. Marc Gillinov, a Cleveland clinic cardiologist, said the sit/rise test is a simple way to measure your overall health. “This is what we call an observation study, which means it’s not of highest level of medical evidence, but I believe it to be very true; I believe it makes sense. If you are in better physical shape, you are in overall better health.”
You can see how the test works in the video below!