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Easy Riser

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The European study about the ability to sit and rise from the floor, showed that this ability is closely correlated to mortality risks.  Over 2000 adults of both genders and with ages ranging from 51-80 participated.  They were simply told to go from standing to sitting on the floor and then rise from the floor, using the minimum support that you believe is needed.  

Over the study period of 6 years, 159 subjects died.  The majority of these deaths occurred in people with low test scores.  Indeed, subjects in the lower scoring range had a 5-6 times higher risk of death than those in the higher scoring range.

Factors such as agility and coordination were required to perform sitting to standing easily.  

And now, the new news is that maintaining high levels of body flexibility and coordination are not only good for performing daily activities, but also have a favorable influence on life expectancy.  

The Change Your Age program is constructed around all the skills and agility requirements necessary to get down to the floor and get up again.  It's the first program constructed entirely with the idea of improving the ease of your ability to lower yourself to the floor and return to standing, and in addition, have good balance.

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Frank Wildman, GCFT, PhD is the founder of Change Your Age and the developer of the program.

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