Here’s how you do the test and how to add your points:
The goal is to get down and back up from a sitting position with minimal support. Results are based on a scale of one to 10. Score three or less and your risk of dying is five times greater over the next five years.
You cross your feet, and go into a seated position. That’s five points. Coming back up is another 5. But you can lose points really fast. You lose a point for each hand, arm or knee you need for support. Take off a half-point when you lose your balance at any time, either on the way down or coming back up.
What’s your score?