How Long Will You Live?

3 Tests Tell You How Long You Will Live

Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., MS


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 live, however,this short article presents the findings of five researchers who identified three 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 where they took 1,355 men and 1,411 women in 1999 when they were 53 years old and then checked to see who was alive and well 13 year later in 2012.

The following are the three tests that were evaluated:

Standing on one 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 many times in a minute.

According to the researchers of this paper, these tests clearly represented tell-tale signs of longevity.

Performed well in all three tests at age 53 or so and you should be healthy and vibrant 13 years later, when you are 66.

Researcher from University College London estimate that a 53 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 couldn't complete the tests or who did them poorly.

There were far higher death rates among those who failed to complete the tasks.

Officially the tests are called the Chair Test (Standing up and sitting down in a chair 39 times in a minute for a man, and 36 times for a woman), the balance test (standing on one leg for 10 seconds or longer with eyes closed), and the grip test (ability to apply a pressure of up to 54.5 kg)

Compliments of Functional Medicine University

Taking It To The Next Level

The body needs basic things but as individuals we all have unique experiences and backgrounds and our bodies tell a story. To get the most out of your exercise and nutrition programs you have to take these individual stories into account. At Mind and Body Fitness connections we do just that. Using throurough questionnaires and assessments an individualized program is put together which may include various types of exercise training to help correct postural imbalances as well as strengthen weak muscles. Also an individualized nutrition program and manual therapy techniques or used to create a well-rounded program that will get you the results you need whether you're looking for weight loss, pain reduction or just a better quality of life. Schedule an assessment today to find out how to take your health to the next level.