Men, so many pushups do you have to create (says Harvard!)

Hand on heart: How many pushups can you get? In a slip, mind you. The number of Push-ups that you create in a single pass, can give information about your heart

Men, so many pushups do you have to create (says Harvard!)

Hand on heart: How many pushups can you get? In a slip, mind you. The number of Push-ups that you create in a single pass, can give information about your heart health. For this realization, practitioners have evaluated a long-term study of the Harvard University. For ten years the health data were collected from over a thousand firefighters of middle age. It was also measured how many pushups the subject and how high your load is on the treadmill. The results published by the scientists recently. (Also read: The best Fitness Exercises for at home)

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push-UPS: 40 are ideal

The researchers were surprised: The number of pushups correlated more strongly with risk for heart diseases as the results on the treadmill. Thus, the subjects managed to support 40 or more spent, had a 96 percent lower risk of suffering a cardiovascular disease, including a heart attack.

For those who only managed ten Push-ups, the risk was increased significantly. During the ten-year study, there have been a total of 37 cardiovascular diseases. Almost all the cases, except one, occurred during the Participate in, which is less than the said 40 pushups made in one piece. (Also interesting: This study identifies what types of sports you live longer)

Free trial for heart health

The scientists have therefore come to the conclusion that "the Push-up capacity can be a simple and free method to assess the risk of cardiovascular disease in almost any environment," the study author Justin Yang of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.

However, the scientists stress that the results are not necessarily generally valid. The participants were all professionally active middle-aged men. If the Test is on women, or men with other conditions transferable, remains still unclear.

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Updated Date: 18 July 2020, 13:26

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