Nowadays we have all kinds of machines to further determine our health conditions. But there is a test, a simple test, which cuts straight to the chase. Brazilian doctor Claudio Gil Araujo has come up with a basic test which determines just how fit an individual really is. Turns out studies have backed up this test as being a valid measure of one’s health.
The premise behind the test is that maintaining a certain level of fitness as one ages is extremely important in order to prolong life. Its actually quite logical: those who stay fit for longer are likely to outlive those who don’t.
Here’s how it goes. You sit down and stand up again, scoring points while doing so. Check this out:
1. Stand relaxed, ensuring no furniture is near you. Cross you legs. The exercise starts with 10 points.
2. While sitting cross-legged on the floor, don’t support yourself with any body part other than your feet and your bottom. You lose a point if you support yourself with your hand, leg, knee or arm. Same applies if you support yourself with hand or elbow while on your knee. Half a point is lost if you stumble or lose balancing while not supporting yourself.
3. Sitting cross legged on the floor, just like before don’t use any body part other than feet and bottom. Stand up using only your legs. Only your feet can touch the floor. You lose a point if you use another body part for support.
4. Keep track of your points and use the scale below to determine how long you have left to live in your current physical condition. Then determine what you need to do for your body to improve.
Obviously this test will not apply to everyone, especially those with illnesses, or particular physical limitations.
This for sure is an interesting test and can gauge a certain level of fitness and durability, while finding out how much you need to improve your strength, stamina, and balance. Every point that you improve on can mean up to an extra 21% life expectancy! Share this test with your friends and family so they can gauge awareness for their own health and make improvements where necessary!