The Best Test to Determine How Long You Will Live

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0:00 Introduction: How to live longer
1:40 Common signs of aging
2:31 The best test to determine how long you will live
3:58 Home tests for sarcopenia
5:08 How to increase longevity

One of my goals is to help people live longer, quality lives. So, let’s talk about longevity.

Of course there are common signs of aging like wrinkles, gray hair, or loss of hearing. But these aren’t actually good indicators of how old someone is or how long they might live.

I believe the best indicator to determine longevity is muscle strength. As a person ages, they lose muscle mass and strength. There is a strong association between the loss of muscle strength and mortality.

The muscles that are affected first are the anterior thigh muscles (the quadriceps). One test that is used to determine if someone has sarcopenia (muscle atrophy) is the sit-to-stand time test or a chair-to-stand test. You can also try the hand grip strength test.

The best ways to support longevity:
1. Take vitamin D
2. Do resistance-type exercise
3. Consume nutrient-dense foods
4. Do fasting
5. Keep your cortisol low
6. Improve your state of mind
7. Consume an adequate amount of quality protein
8. Take HMB (if you have sarcopenia)



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Dr. Berg, age 56, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this helps you better understand longevity and how to support longevity. I’ll see you in the next video.

75 responses to “The Best Test to Determine How Long You Will Live”

  1. The best ways to support longevity:
    1. Take vitamin D
    2. Do resistance-type exercise
    3. Consume nutrient-dense foods
    4. Do fasting
    5. Keep your cortisol low
    6. Improve your state of mind
    7. Consume an adequate amount of quality protein
    8. Take HMB (if you have sarcopenia)

    Thank you Dr Berg! 🐱👍🏿

  2. One of the best signs of aging is the need for walk-in tubs. It is hard to get out of the tub for the aged. It’s either showers or walk-in tubs for the aged.

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      ᑎOTIᖴY ᕼIᗰ TᕼᗩT I ᖇEᖴEᖇᖇEᗪ YOᑌ…………..

  3. I don’t feel or look my age, either. However, my concern is having been diagnosed with osteopenia. I had a hard fall a year and a half ago that left me unable to exercise…which is still hard for me to do. Now I am regaining my energy and slowly working on my strength. My biggest issue is not sleeping well, IMO. Otherwise, I am healthy per my doctor… butquality sleep would make me better.

    • Wishing you all the best in regaining strength. Getting good quality sleep is my issue too and can be very exhausting

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  4. My grandmother lived to 94. She made it a priority to walk 1 mile every day. Despite eating ice cream and cookies and other high carb foods all the time she was in good health well into her late 80s. It was around 89 she developed dementia and when down hill from there.

  5. Great video. I always tell my friends (I’m 38) that if they want to be active when they are older look at the problems older people tend to have (trouble going up/down steps and falling.) Quad/calf strength & hip mobility are important!

    • A lot of Boomers, such as myself (59), have trouble going up and down steps, etc. because we destroyed our knees, hips, and feet doing the crazy high impact aerobic dance and step classes of the ’80s and ’90s. If only I had known I needed my knees when I got older, I would have spent more time crosstraining LOL!

  6. It goes back to “form follows function”. If you don’t use it you lose it. I’m 46 and have been working out for 27 years now. Sit to stand test is simple because I do a lot of box squats, deadlifts, regular squats, leg extensions and other exercises. It is sad watching others around me like my brother who is 4 years younger. When he goes to get off the floor he has to roll around and really try hard. I basically do a burpee and jump up with ease. I love the poster that says “you don’t stop lifting when you get old, you get old when you stop lifting”.

    • @north undertakeryeah, i feel like I’m in mid 20s right now. I hope to stay that way as long as I can.

    • @Jason Firebird I’m 65 and can sit to stand and squat to stand but I roll around like your brother trying to get off the floor, lol, that’s why I try to stay off of it. I do some exercises to strengthen my legs but I need to be more consistent.

    • @tilly9749 At 65 it’s definitely more understandable, especially if you have hip or knee injuries, etc. For my brother at age 40, that’s pretty bad cause it’ll only get worse by his 60s. I honestly don’t think my dad would be able to get off the ground when he was 65. He was very large at 450lbs. Even getting out of a chair was a challenge.

  7. Don’t let a palm reader ever read the palm of a 7 yr old child. He said I would die at 65. I turn 65 in a couple months. One thing that has always been in the back of my mind. One thing too that has motivated me to walk 3 miles in the mornings picking up trash around a park for the last 8 years.

    • Physichs and palm readers do not have the authority to tell you when you are going to die!!!! This person was out of integrity and should be ignored. You are in control of your destiny and can change your future no matter what. It pains me that you still remember what this person said and have probably thought about it your entire life. Get that thought out of your mind and give it no authority over you!

  8. My grandmother died in her 101 year. Secret to that? Probably healthy food with no additives – she never ate anything coming form any package, and she was physically active, talking to friends neighbors and family every day. Being outside every day with clean air in the countryside. No yoga etc and no keto obviously. Eating food that is in seasons, pickles in winter in particular (cabbages etc). One thing you couldn’t make her take ever: medicine, pills. Never ever. Never went to a doctor. Or should I write “doctor” and “medicine”?

    • Interesting “couldn’t make her take ever: medicine, pills. Never ever.” No wonder she lived a long life! Good for her!!! I’m a strong advocate for self responsibility with one’s health and eating properly…[no refined, processed foods].

    • @20 20 there are LOTS of different types of medicine. All from different sources, made in different ways, using different ingredients, made by different companies. You can’t just throw them all in the sane bag and call them bad. Remember that not everyone is as lucky as you to not need it. Some people have horrible diseases or illnesses that medicine changed their whole life.

  9. I am 72 and play pickleball regularly and this has kept me in decent shape, but a year and a half ago, I started boot camp classes in our gym. It brought my resting pulse rate from the lower 70’s down to the upper forties and lower 50’s and also take a bunch of supplements to include K2D3, to decalcify my arteries. I also intermittent fast

  10. All of these paradigms get throw right out the window when you’ve encountered what I have in the last year: I’m 61 years old, and I’ve been battling Hemochromatosis the last 4 years and had gotten my Ferritin down from an initial 4580 to 24 most recently. I was feeling good last summer (2021), but then last December my Blood Pressure fell off the face of the earth – to 90/40. I went to my Cardiologist and he just dismissed it as that I had lost 150lbs on Keto. I went from 321lbs to 170lbs in the last 4 years. I went for a 2nd opinion, and we found out my Aortic Valve was regurgitating. My Aortic Valve was replaced via traditional Open Heart Surgery. The surgeon did the traditional sternotomy because he suspected my Mitral Valve might be damaged too. When he got “inside” my heart he found my Mitral Valve to be good. But, he did find that my Aortic Valve had a 4-5mm hole in one of its leaflets, plus the valve was congenitally defective in that it was bicuspid and not tricuspid. I had a bovine valve implanted. Now recently, I had an endoscopy/colonoscopy and I had 3 polyps removed from my stomach and 4 polyps removed from my colon. All benign, Thank God. But, I got a GI bleed from the endoscopy and I lost so much blood that it sent me into anemia. My Hemoglobin went down to 9. I’m fighting back now by eating liver, liverwurst, beets, etc. And I’ve been able to get my hemoglobin up to 10.5 now. So, you never know what’s going to send you down a slippery slope of decline, and always get a 2nd opinion from Doctors when you’re not satisfied with their prognosis.

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      ᑎOTIᖴY ᕼIᗰ TᕼᗩT I ᖇEᖴEᖇᖇEᗪ YOᑌ…………..

  11. Dr. Berg I totally hear you! Long ago, I used to think people in their 50’s were so old and aged. I never ever forget my once elderly neighbor passed away from colon cancer passed away at the age of 54 and I thought then she was olllddd.! I’m now 55 and I have a totally different perspective. I feel great. I can still sit on the floor and stand up very quickly without using my hands. I can still lie on the floor and still, get up onto my feet without using my hands. I IF as well. I used to work at a medical receptionist at a busy hospital and would glanced at their ages and was surprised how aged most of those people were in their 60’s….. with canes, w/c, walking slowly. I now look to older healthy people for role models. You look fantastic at 58! Hey, Robert Iger is now 71 and he’s the new proven fact….70 is now the new 50!

  12. I will sign up for Medicare and my 9th half Ironman this year. I’m feelin’ the age pushback but beating it back with strength training, clean eating, and Dr. Berg’s videos! It’s a tough road.

  13. I was born with a mild version of arthrogryposis, where it mostly affects my arms and hands… basically born with some atrophied muscles and stiff joints that don’t contract normally. Luckily I also have strong legs and back, not totally affected. Sarcopenia is a new one to me, so I’m happy to see these kinds of info because I need to make sure I am as strong as possible as I get older.

  14. I’m as fast as a snake!! Just kidding Doc Berg.. I’m 75 and a half and have lost muscle mass. Some days are good; some not. The exercise from the floor at 4:21, I was able to do that at 70. This deterioration really sneaks up on you. Love your generosity in doing these vids.

  15. Dad was a competitive marathon runner into his sixties , until knees failed. He transitioned to concept two rowing and was elite into his eighties. The man was steadfast about a healthy balanced diet his whole life with the addition of strength training and flexibility measures… not to mention his positive attitude was unwaivering. Shoot the man could do 20 L pullups at 81 and was solid as stone. He went for eye checkup ,. was back at home 6 days later , passed week after! Sometimes it’s just no up to u. ❤️

    • @Bev Jane
      My mother died at age 86yr. She was always overweight, drank and smoked moderately. She never exercised and used a Walker. She drove. Had macular degeneration and osteoporosis. Her mother used to drink whisky medicinally from a flask. Died of a stroke. Her mother lived to age 93yr, did daily exercise routine on waking. Died in her sleep. Liked to drink the hot veg juice from boiling veg. at dinner. Ate very little. She was slim all her life. Drank a small glass of sherry daily in the late afternoon and had been a regular smoker in her younger days. Used a Walker. Never ever drove.

    • Sorry to hear of your loss 🙏 he sounded like a person of great health and lived a high quality life but there is an ultimate path for us all but we can be the best we can be till then 🙂
      Stay well!😊

    • My grandfather had a physique of a body-builder (a six-pack and all) into his late 70s. Unfortunately then he got diagnosed with Levy-body dementia, which took away his mind and his muscles, and he passed away at 84…

  16. I am 55yrs and suffer immensely with muscle mass loss, have shrunk 2 inches in 5yrs, scoliosis is getting worse. Thank you Dr. Berg, you are always spot on with information about the body.

  17. Around 20 years ago, I had a job doing housekeeping and grocery shopping for elderly and disabled people. At first I was baffled by the fact that some of the youngest clients were in the worst health, especially because they were non-smokers who prided themselves on “healthy” home cooking. But there was one unusual abstention most of them seemed to have in common that gave me a clue as to why they might be in such poor health. They said their doctors recommended LOWERING their salt intake, but the doctors must have failed to inform them that they still required at least a certain MINIMUM amount of salt to maintain good health. Apparently that group of young, but very tired and weak clients thought that if LESS of something is good, then NONE must be better, because they had no salt whatsoever and said not to add it to their shopping lists because they NEVER use any salt!

    • @Mann ki Bakwaas yes ,but is to minimum. You will not have enough salt drinking milk ,kefir ,eating unsalted bread ,potstoes , unsalted salads and meats .

    • I have to agree with you. I know somebody who was in her 60’s and she gave up all salt due other doctor’s urging. She was diligent in it and would not eat out or anyone else’s food. She literally wasted away to nothing. Her skin looked terrible too. So sad that many doctors do not study and research on their own and still go by outdated medical practices. Luckily we have Dr. Berg!

    • Wow! Thank you for sharing this. I’m in my 60’s now, but through the years I’ve bought the hype, salt is bad, eggs are bad, coffee is bad, etc. I’ve been salt free for more than a decade, and I suffer low energy, I always blamed it on my thyroid. After watching Dr berg on hydration, I have been adding it back in and using his electrolyte powder!

  18. A big issue with the sit to stand test is that it’s largely dependent on one’s proportions/biomechanics. E.g. an otherwise perfectly healthy person with an extremely short torso relative to femur/overall leg length would have great difficulty rising from an “Indian style” sitting position unassisted without rocking, pushing off from one side etc, for the same reasons that person would also have difficulty performing a deep “ATG” squat without various hacks and technique adjustments (squat shoes with lifted heels, unorthodox extreme wide stance etc), and certain other movements. So I would take such tests with an extra large grain of salt. I’m sure the sarcopenia tests Dr Berg touches on are far more reliable in that regard

    • Agree 👍… long limbs here, compared to a… regular… torso. 🙄 Healthy / 67. No prob doing “Indian style” sitting but my legs get in the way when rising. I’ve always had to push off from one side. Ditto squats. I find that going up and down stairs and doing “steps” keeps me ticking over. 👍

  19. “How much they lost their sight” as he puts on reading glasses 😂😂😂
    Thank you Dr.Berg
    You’re a gem 💎

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