The other day, a loved one shared that she didn't know that she couldn't get up from the ground until the day she fell down and it took all her strength and another person to get back up. I can see that happening. Many of us just stop sitting on the floor and we don't know that we have lost the strength and mobility to get up until it's (almost) too late.
You might have seen some things going around about predicting mortality from a sit and rise test (SRT)? If you have - cool! If you have tried the test, even cooler! And if not, now you can and you won't regret it. This test has proven to be a predictor of mortality from all causes and can be a great workout just in the execution.
Give it a try and let me know how it goes for you.
Warning: i t's a bit of a reality check.
The original study showed this test to be a highly accurate predictor of all causes of mortality. Not for kids, but for adults over 50. But if kids sometimes struggle with this we can see where that might be leading in 40 years for them.
If you'd like to see the original study, it's here on pub med: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/23242910/. And a more detailed video can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCQ2WA2T2oA&app=desktop.
Keep up the great work and try it every day!