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Old 01-05-2016, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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John and I are both 9. We have no problem getting down but we each needed the push of one hand to get up. We're only 58 and I can't imagine being able to do this at an older age. Until then, roller skating on Friday. Finally, the rink was closed for two weeks and I missed it. Talk about improving your balance
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Old 01-05-2016, 11:45 AM
 
Location: CO
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I thought about trying that but don't want to break a hip.
I think it's quite a feat to put on your socks standing up without losing your balance but other than that I know my limitations!
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Old 01-05-2016, 12:29 PM
 
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Well, let's see... I took the test twice with the same results and I'm sitting here with heat on my leg as a result. I get down if you don't take any points away for falling on my butt the last inch or so and I get up without holding on or grabbing a knee or body part but it's not very graceful. I kind of rolled myself up. Ouch!
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Old 01-05-2016, 12:34 PM
 
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I've never been very flexible, wouldn't have been able to do this even as a youngster
if i was flexible enough to do this , boy i would never leave the house ha ha ha
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Old 01-05-2016, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Retired in Malibu/La Quinta/Flagstaff
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I tried it. Seems like I died four years ago!
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Old 01-05-2016, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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About 50 years ago my mom was stunned that I couldn't do this. And I still can't do it today. I have no idea why. I am very strong and I can run, walk, swim, and bike for miles and miles.

But this... No way! Not when I was 10 and not today!
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Old 01-05-2016, 01:15 PM
 
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Newcomputer, thanks for my best laugh of the day!
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Old 01-05-2016, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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About 50 years ago my mom was stunned that I couldn't do this. And I still can't do it today. I have no idea why. I am very strong and I can run, walk, swim, and bike for miles and miles.

But this... No way! Not when I was 10 and not today!
I was always able to do this but none of my brothers or sisters ever could.
All of us could do the sit down but only I could ever get back up.

Worked great when playing "Simon Says"
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Old 01-05-2016, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Yavapai County
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I came across the Sit Rise Test (SRT) this morning.

Being able to sit to a seated position on the floor and rise back up is a simple predictor of all-cause mortality and longevity. Hip, knee and back problems will exclude some from doing this, but for those who can, it's easy or maybe not so easy to do.

There are several articles to be found on this, here's one:The Sitting-Rising Test: what’s your score? | Heart Sisters
This is interesting and the website has other good info. on it. Thanks for sharing!

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I tried it. Seems like I died four years ago!
LOL! At least you tried it...I'm a little afraid to.

Last edited by bigbuglf; 01-05-2016 at 02:32 PM.. Reason: typo
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Old 01-05-2016, 02:40 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Why is this in the retirement forum?
None of those people looked retired to me. I want to see some retired people doing that.
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