BOSTON – Here's one way to predict the health of your heart: go down and give me 41 . A new study shows that men who can perform at least 40 pushups in one attempt are much less likely to suffer from heart disease for the next 10 years.
Researchers from Harvard T.H. The Public Health School can say that their report is the first to show how the push-up ability is associated with heart disease. They found that middle-aged men, who could register more than 40 pushups in one attempt, reduced the risk of developing a potentially lethal condition and other related diseases such as heart failure compared with those who could to complete As a result of the study, the authors reviewed the data of medical care for 1
By the end of the study period, 37 participants suffered from heart disease, and 36 of them In the initial test failed to register more than 40 push-ups. Test results on the treadmill were not so clearly associated with the diagnosis of heart disease. says the first author of the study, Justin Yang, resident of professional medicine at school, in a press release. Surprisingly, the power of the shock was more strongly associated with the risk of cardiovascular disease than the results of tests on submaximal treadmills. "
This study was published in JAMA Network Open .