Men Who Can Do More Than 40 Push-Ups Far Less Likely To Develop Heart Disease

Men Who Can Do More Than 40 Push-Ups Far Less Likely To Develop Heart Disease

  • Findings This longitudinal cohort study of 1104 occupationally active adult men found a significant negative association between baseline push-up capacity and incident cardiovascular disease risk across 10 years of follow-up.
  • Objective To evaluate the association between push-up capacity and subsequent CVD event incidence in a cohort of active adult men.
  • To our knowledge, no study has examined the association of push-up capacity, a simple, no-cost, surrogate measure of functional status, with future cardiovascular events.
  • This study found that push-up capacity was inversely associated with 10-year risk of CVD events among men aged 21 to 66 years.
  • The results of this study support an inverse association between push-ups and CVD events among middle-aged men.
  • Further studies are needed to examine the association between push-up capacity and CVD incidence in a more general population of middle-aged men as well as among older individuals and women.
  • The findings suggest that being able to perform a greater number of push-ups at baseline is associated with a lower incidence of CVD events among active adult men.