Well, isn’t this a cheery topic? This simple sit/rise test was invented by a Brazilian doctor and claims to be a good indicator of longevity. Deceptively simple, it presents a pretty accurate picture of strength and flexibility. Like it or not, we have to start thinking about that stuff, gals.

If you do manage to get down and up without assistance, bravo! Repeating the exercise is good for you as well. If you need a crane to get you off the floor, well, you might want to do something about that….

–Mary Fran