Can you do this? Sit on the floor and try to get up without using your elbows or hands to get up. Simply sit on the floor and stand up…….can you do this? It’s much harder than it sounds (and looks!). If you cannot do this without using a hand/ elbow, research shows that you have a 6.5 higher chance of dying in the next 6 years. Have you ever heard of someone falling and they cannot get back up on their own? By not being physically able to do this increases your risk of mortality and is definitely motivating to stay strong, flexible and in shape!