How Long Will You Live Test

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Aug 282016

Cartoon older coupleA Brazilian doctor invented a Sitting Rising Test (SRT) which he says can predict your risk of dying in the next five years. I maintain as a Physical Therapist, that your ability to perform this test successfully depends on the strength of your glutes which is why my first video program, Muscle of Balance is devoted to teaching people exactly how to keep that muscle strong throughout life.

The SRT test is based on a score of 10 points. If you score less than 3 points your risk of dying is five times greater over the next five years. But for each point you earn, there is a 21% decrease in mortality for all causes. Curious to see how you do? Click this link.                                                                                                             (A special thanks to my sister, Tek Pratt for bringing this important study to my attention) 

Dr. Claudio Gil Araujo, MD, PhD, is a specialist in exercise and sports medicine. at Clínica de Medicina do Exercício – Clinimex, in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. Dr. Araujo invented SRT to measure non-aerobic physical fitness.

Sitting is the New Smoking

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Jan 272016

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Everyday, you do the one seemingly innocent thing that is hazardous to your health and creates weakness in your body more than anything else… SITTING. You sit at your desk, in your car, on your sofa watching tv, in a movie for 2-3 hours: lots of time in your life is spent sitting. And you are sitting on the very muscle that you need for a strong back and posture. Sitting has become epidemic today especially with the heavy use of computers and long commutes in cars. Such a problem that it is now nearly as dangerous to your health as smoking; making Sitting the New Smoking.

Shocking but true…sitting is linked to increased risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes and even certain types of cancers in the colon and breast; not to even mention its degenerating effect on your bones, muscles and brain function.

But the good news because there is something you can do to affect the health of your body; its all about learning the unique daily positional techniques from Practical Therapy4U to activate and strengthen your Muscle of Balance for Life.
Enjoy this article from the Washington Post providing the evidence that “Sitting is the New Smoking”, then order your Muscle of Balance dvd or download today and begin preventing these debilitating effects of sitting.