Men Who Can Do 40 Push-Ups in One Try Have a 96% Reduced Risk of Developing Heart Disease Compared to Men Who Can Only Do 10

Researchers say their report is the first to show push-up capacity is linked to heart disease.  "Our findings provide evidence that push-up capacity could be an easy, no-cost method to help assess cardiovascular disease risk in almost any setting," says the study's first author, Justin Yang, an occupational medicine resident at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.