Push ups and health


Harvard Study Of 1000 Men Identified One Exercise That Predicts 96% Lower Cardiovascular Risk

Cardiovascular diseases rank as the number one cause of death worldwide. While it’s well known that even moderate exercise can significantly lower cardiovascular risk, diagnosing that risk has often involved numerous expensive clinical tests.

What if there were a simple test that you could do anywhere, even right now, that would predict your heart disease risk?

Researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health report an accurate assessment that can predict a 96% lower risk of a cardiovascular disease event (CDV).

The recently published study shows that men who were “able to complete more than 40 consecutive push-ups had a 96% reduction in the incident of CVD events compared with those completing fewer than 10 push-ups.

In fact, according to the study,  those even being able to “perform 11 or more push-ups  had significantly reduced risk of subsequent CVD events.”

This is good news if you are reasonably active and able to do more than 11 consecutive ( at the same time) pushups your CDV risk is already lower than men who can’t. If you do work out regularly, aren’t sedentary, and can do 40+ consecutive pushups then you have a better reduction to your cardiovascular risk.

Being physically fit has proven benefits to long-term health and longevity.

If you’re a male between the ages of 21-66, you know what to do now, right?

That’s right. Drop  to the floor and give me 41!

(Before starting any exercise regiment, or considering its benefits, you should consult with your doctor or a qualified health professional.)