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Your push-up count may be a good indicator of your heart health, claims study

29 March 2019 4:31 PM
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A study has found that the number of push-ups a man can do could be a good indicator of his risk for heart disease.

A new research study suggests that push-ups may be an indicator of your risk level for cardiovascular disease.

Men who can do 40 or more push-ups are likely to have significantly reduced chances of cardiovascular disease (CVD) event risk, the study argues.

But can doing push-ups as such, reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke?

Sports scientist, Dr Ross Tucker agrees that push-ups are a marker of a person's fitness, proving that fitness is linked to cardiovascular risk, but that's as far as it goes.

There's no direct line that I'm aware of between doing a push-up and having lower cardiovascular risk. The line goes from push-ups, via fitness, to cardiovascular.

Dr Ross Tucker, Sports scientist - The Science of Sport

The number of push-ups you can do is an indication of your fitness levels and your fitness level is the thing that predicts your cardiovascular risk.

Dr Ross Tucker, Sports scientist - The Science of Sport

Listen to the discussion on The John Maytham Show:


29 March 2019 4:31 PM
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