Your Life Could Depend On Your Ability To Sit Or Rise

On the general health front, a new study shows that people who have trouble sitting on the floor or rising from the floor are more likely to die early. This holds true even when variables like gender are controlled for, which is interesting given the well-documented gap in men’s and women’s life expectancies.

Researchers don’t know precisely what the correlation is, but the sitting-rising test score (which you can perform easily at home) is a predictor of all-cause mortality. If you’re interested in improving your health as part of your New Year’s plans, consider looking into your sitting-rising abilities.

About Jeana

Jeana

Jeana Jorgensen, PhD recently completed her doctoral degree in folklore and gender studies at Indiana University. She studies fairy tales and other narratives, dance, body art, feminist theory, digital humanities, and gender identity.