longevity: the length of time that someone or something is expected to live or exist
Simple Test Predicts Your Chance of Dying
A simple sit-to-stand test could predict your longevity. It measures balance, strength, and flexibility. It tests your ability to go from standing to sitting cross-legged, then standing back up.
Everyone starts with a score of 10. You lose points for using body parts other than your legs and core.
Hand used for support: -1 point
Knee used for support: -1 point
Forearm used for support: -1 point
One hand on knee or thigh: -1 point
Side of the leg used for support: -1 point
Those who scored in the lowest range (0-3) had a six times greater chance of dying than those in the highest range (8-10.)
1. The longevity of sea turtles can range from 50 to 100 years depending on the species.
2. One of the factors that can impact the longevity of a car engine is regular maintenance.
3. Researchers are studying the effects of diet and exercise on the longevity of mice in order to understand the aging process.
Doctor explains how to do a simple physical test that can predict your longevity