The Surprising Link Between Pushups and Heart Health

The Surprising Link Between Pushups and Heart Health: Family Healtcare of FairfaxCardiovascular disease risk is usually assessed through a treadmill test, putting participants through their paces to determine how well their hearts respond to high-intensity exercise. But a recent study suggests there might be an easier way to predict heart health: pushups.

Participates who were able to do 40 pushups or more at the start showed a 96% reduced risk of cardiovascular disease events compared to those who could do fewer than 10 pushups. So if you haven’t tried pushups yet, maybe this is your year. Your muscles — including your heart — will thank you.

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