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April 15, 2022

Can You Get Up and Down From The Floor With Ease?


How hard is it for you to get up off of the floor and then sit back down? As many of us age that can become very difficult. But one of the things we found through studies we've learned about is it standing up and down off the floor, getting up and down with ease is a mark of longevity...

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How hard is it for you to get up off of the floor and then sit back down?

As many of us age that can become very difficult. But one of the things we found through studies we've learned about is it standing up and down off the floor, getting up and down with ease is a mark of longevity and isn't that what it's all about?

We're all looking to live longer, healthier, happier lives. 

So does the sit-stand test actually determine your longevity? Research suggests there may be a correlation between sitting rising test scores and longevity.

A study published in the European journal of preventative cardiology, more than 2000 adults over the age of 50 performed a, sitting, standing, rising test.

Researchers found that lower scores correlated with higher mortality rates from any cause... higher scores were associated with longer survival rates. 

That's the, the ease of getting up and down off the floor. 

The sit to stand test can also help to gauge other markers of fitness. Researchers in this study above noticed the better scores on the sitting rising test correlated with muscular strength and flexibility and a different study found that flexibility played a role in performance on the sitting rising test.

Getting up and down off the floor can be a real challenge, but there are easy ways to do it. There are ways you can just elevate right on up. 

So Peggy has decided to run a workshop. It's going to be on Saturday April 30th at 11:00 AM. It'll be right after my drum class.

If you're in the Northwestern Oregon... southwestern Washington area and you'd like to come it'll be in Ilwaco Washington, that'll be live. And then within the next week, after that, we'll be releasing an online workshop. 

This workshop is free for all members, any monthly member of RiversZen and RealPeople.fit will be able to get that workshop for nothing, whether you're attending live, or not.

If you're not a member and you'd like to participate in the workshop, either live or online you can buy a class pass. For the $15 class pass $7 online, you can watch that workshop. 

So that's it. Set standing up off the floor. It's something we've taught for 10 years. Since we first opened RiversZen... we've worked on it ourselves for 15. 

We want to help you get up and down off the floor with ease and that's what this workshop is all about. 

So with that said, Plan to come. It's going to be on the schedule a little bit later today and you'll be able to sign up for that workshop.

So until we talk next time, move well, stay healthy be happy, find something to be passionate about.