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Test for long life: The sit-down-stand-up exercise that could predict your longevity

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how long you might live. To carry out the test:Sit on the floor from a standing position without using your hands, arms, or knees to slow your descent.

Then stand back up without using your hands, arms, or knees to help if possible. READ MORE: Your IBS could actually be SIBO says expert - 'Cause systemic issues' if left untreatedIf you're finding it difficult, crossing your legs on the way down and the way up can help, and loosely holding your arms out to your sides aids balance.

As part of the Brazilian study, 2,002 adults aged between 51 and 80 were followed for an average of six years. It found those who had to use both hands and knees to get up and down -regardless of age - were almost seven times more likely to die within six years than those who could spring up and down without support.

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