A new study says that if you can do 40 push-ups in less than a minute, you are less likely to have heart problems.
The study, conducted by researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, compared the heart health of male firefighters over a 10-year period. Those who could do more than 40 push-ups in less than a minute were 96 percent less likely to have developed a cardiovascular problem compared to those who could only do 10 or less push-ups, according to the report published Friday in the medical journal JAMA Network Open.
Nearly half of U.S. adults deal with some form of cardiovascular disease as of 2016, according to the American Heart Association. The study's authors believe push-ups may be an easy way to test men's risk for heart disease.
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