Did you know that physical fitness plays a significant role in mortality rates (ie. death!) of people between the ages of 51-80 years old?
Application of a simple and safe assessment tool such as SRT (or what, we’re calling the Sit & Rise Challenge), which is influenced by muscular strength and flexibility, in general health examinations can add relevant information regarding functional capabilities and outcomes in non-hospitalized adults. In other words, using this test can help gauge your own physical fitness and health.
Overall, according to the research, each point increase in the SRT score was associated with a 21% decrease in mortality from all causes. Hopefully, this information can help get more older people walking through the doors of a gym rather than rolling into an emergency room.