Scientists have determined that, in their opinion, it can be a simple, practical test for predicting the health of the heart, and it's about as fast as they say: "Fall and give me 40".
In a new study led by Harvard University, Researchers found that the ability of men to make more than 40 pushups was associated with a significantly reduced risk of serious heart problems over the next 10 years – in some cases, the risk of a decrease of as much as 96%
"Our findings suggest that push-up power can be a simple, inexpensive method to help estimate the risk of cardiovascular disease in virtually any environment," says Justin Young of Harvard, a resident of medicine. Th
"It's surprising that the power of push-up was more strongly associated with the risk of cardiovascular disease than the results of tests on submaximal treadmills."
Of course, the ability to make 40 squeezes in first place, as a rule, indicates a high level of physical fitness ̵
Therefore, it's not entirely that physical fitness reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events – such as heart attacks and coronary artery disease.
But what is new and useful here is the ability to predict such types of health problems with such a simple, universal test, and with what looks more accurate than expensive equipment
Not that that the results are now apt to appeal to everyone. In the study, Jan and his team studied the niche of the cohort: 1,104 active male fire men, the average age of which was 39.6 at the beginning of the study. These participants were observed during the decade.
During a 10-year study, 37 of these men had CVD-related results, such as heart failure, sudden cardiac death, or a diagnosis of coronary heart disease
. these 37 men, except one, were participants who failed to perform more than 40 push-outs in their basic physical examination at the beginning of the study.
In general, the team observed a reduction in the risk of CVD in all groups with higher. power push-up, but if you could do more than 40 pushups (with a maximum of 80 in the basic test), the results put you in a much healthier place than those with low ability.
for the completion of more than 40 push-outs was 96 percent reduction in incidents of events in the VRV compared to those who completed less than 10 push-outs ", writes the authors in their work
It is worth noting that male firefighters are not representatives of other segments society as a whole, so the results have been seen here
But this is still a discovery, which is to be further explored in further research, especially since push-up measurements are such a relatively easy clinical test for healthcare workers. physically it can pass it.
"The push-up study does not require special equipment, has a low cost or does not require cost, can be easily accomplished in virtually any installation for 2 minutes, and gives an evaluation
"This quantitative measurement is easy to understand for both the clinician and the patient."
If clinicians make a conclusion, this may be a simple adaptation to physical examinations of patients already undergoing fitness testing .
the adjustment may be simple – and science may be obvious – but this does not mean that the take-off will potentially not save lives.
"The powerful potential is positively correlated with aerobic capacity and physical fitness"
"These types of functional markers are generally good predictors of mortality."
The results are reported in JAMA Network Open . 19659 002]