Musculo-skeletal test of mortality w/o Echocardiography Training

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Today I came across an interesting article that deals with mortality predictors based on musculo-skeletal fitness.  I realize this information doesn’t fit our usual postings of Echocardiography Training and Ultrasound in general, but I found it interesting and so might you.

What they said:

Ability to sit and rise from the floor is closely correlated with all-cause mortality risk

Test of musculo-skeletal fitness is ‘strong predictor’ of mortality in the middle-aged and older

“If a middle-aged or older man or woman can sit and rise from the floor using just one hand – or even better without the help of a hand – they are not only in the higher quartile of musculo-skeletal fitness but their survival prognosis is probably better than that of those unable to do so.”

I was surprised:

I actually watched the video accompanying the story and tried the test for myself.  After taking some Aleve and practicing, I was able to complete the test only using one support.   Just kidding, but this actually is a little more complicated than I would have thought.  I received a score of 4 with isn’t bad but not the best.

Take a look at this article and watch the video.  I think everyone should try this.  Very easy test, you can complete yourself at home.

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By John Sheldon

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John Sheldon RCS RVS

Echocardiography/Vascular Technologist since 2003.

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