3 Test Tell You How Long You Will Live
Most people have a desire to live life to the fullest with a combination of quantity and quality.
There are many parameters that may determine how long you will live however, this short article presents the findings of 5 researchers who identify 3 simple tests you can do at home to measure your ability to increase years to your life.
The medical paper published in the British Medical Journal in 2014 revealed a 13 year study in which 1,355 men and 1,441 women in 1999 when they were 53 years old and then check to see who was alive and well 13 years later in 2012.
The following are the 3 sets of tests that were evaluated:
Standing on 1 leg with your eyes closed for 10 seconds or longer, having a strong grip, and being able to stand up and sit back down in a chair as many times in 1 minute.
According to the researchers of this paper these tests clearly represented telltale signs of longevity.
Performed well in all 3 tests at the age of 53 you should live a healthy and vibrant life 13 years later when you’re 66.
Researchers from University College London estimate that a 55-year-old who can complete these tests successfully is up to 5 times more likely to be alive and well at 66 than someone who cannot complete tests or did them poorly.
They were far higher death rates among those who fail to complete the tasks.
Officially the tests are called to the Chair Test (standing up and sitting down in a chair 39 times in 1 minute for a man and 36 times for a woman). The Balance Test (standing on 1 leg to 10 seconds or longer with eyes closed). The Grip Test (ability to apply pressure up to 54.5 kg which is about 123 pounds).