New research sighted by Ghanamotion.com suggests that men who are not able to do at least 10 push-ups everyday risk falling victim to heart attacks.
Ghanamotion.com has sighted a report by the Independent of the UK which cites a new finding that says middle-aged men who cannot complete 10 push-ups at least, are at a higher risk of heart attacks or strokes.
The medical research, conducted by a Harvard University team, says being able to do more than 40 push-ups was associated with a 97% reduction in risk of cardiovascular disease over 10 years of the man’s life.
Men who are able to complete between 21 and 30 push-ups have a fairly good chance of dodging conditions like coronary artery disease or heart failure.
But those who cannot manage 10 push-ups a day have a 25% bigger risk than those who can do about 20.
These exercises are expected to be done daily.
The authors of the study ware quoted as saying:“Participants able to perform 11 or more push-ups at baseline had significantly reduced risk of subsequent cardiovascular disease events.”
“Our findings provide evidence that push-up capacity could be an easy, no-cost method to help assess cardiovascular disease risk in almost any setting.”
“Surprisingly, push-up capacity was more strongly associated with cardiovascular disease risk than the results of sub-maximal treadmill tests [where subjects run while their breathing is measured].”