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