The practical implications of this study are that individuals must strive to maintain peak fitness at all ages in order to achieve maximal longevity.
Of course there is a cost to maintaining peak fitness. In my way of thinking, there needs to be standards of what is "good enough" so you know when you should start pushing clients/patients/parents/friends/siblings to make more effort.
I tend to agree with that. Related to that, I wonder when heavy squatting is more bad than good
As far as being "arbitrary", I mean, I took a hand to get up. I think I get a 4.
If I were slimmer, had lower BP, or Triglycerides, would I get up with no hands? - or would it still be a coordiation and strength issue
I see the correlation if you have to go to all 4s first, or fall on the way down. So, I'll retract my comment, but imagine the correlation is much higher with lower scores, than between 4-5. ..
Hmmm. yea,h more I think about it, and strength it takes to use no hands, not just balance.. well, alright.
I should post less, not more, when tired and busy with work