Why is important to do more push-ups?
It is important not only because you build upper body strength, but because you will reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
A study by JAMA (The Journal of the American Medical Association) in 2019, showed the association between Push-up exercise capacity and future cardiovascular events among active adult men.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of mortality worldwide. Robust evidence indicates an association of increased physical fitness with a lower risk of CVD events and improved longevity.
- This study of 1104 occupationally active adult men (mean age 39) found a significant negative association between baseline push-up capacity and incident cardiovascular disease risk across 10 years of follow-up.
- Participants able to complete more than 40 push-ups were associated with a significant reduction in incident cardiovascular disease event risk compared with those completing fewer than 10 push-ups.
- Association between push-up exercise capacity and future cardiovascular events among active adult men, Justin Yang et al. 2019, JAMA.