If you’re wondering how much time you have left on this lovely planet of ours, this is the test for you… kind of. It is called the sitting-rising test. While nothing will be able to tell you if you’re going to get hit by a car tomorrow or abducted by aliens next week (in which case I think you become pickled and immortalized, right?) this simple test is an easy way to see just how healthy you are for this whole staying-alive thing.
It’s called the sitting-rising test, and it’s definitely not complicated. Basically, all you do is stand up, sit down, then stand up again.
Start standing, then cross your legs. Then squat until you’re seated on the ground, trying not to use your hands for help or falling onto your knees. Give yourself 10 points before you start, then deduct one point every time you use a hand or knee to support you, and take away a half point every time you lose your balance.
Your final score, according to the European Journal of Cardiology, determines your overall ability to, y’know, be alive. If your score is a three or below, you are 500% more likely to die in the next six years than if you scored above an eight.
So go ahead, give it a shot. Here’s a demonstration of the sitting-rising test.
I’m not 100% on this, but I’m pretty sure getting 10 out of 10 means that you’re immortal, so I’m going to be applying for sainthood now that I found out that’s my score.