According to science, there’s a simple test to find out whether you’ll live to an old age, and it involves stairs.
And as someone who struggles walking up the stairs to my apartment sometimes, it does not bode well.
A medical study has shown compelling results that those who can briskly walk up four flights of stairs without stopping for a break (or using additional help like leaning on the handrail) are in good stead for a long life.
Those who can’t? Well… yeah.
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The new Spanish study, which was presented at a European Society of Cardiology meeting in early December, found that those who struggle to climb stairs were twice as likely to die from cancer, and three times more likely to die from heart disease.