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Monday, February 18, 2019

whats their risk

ladies stop a minute and look at your male loved one like a boyfriend husband brother dad grandfather

what are they at risk of dying from

if they are young its car accident gun violence drug overdose
as they age you can start adding heart attack to the list
then as they get a little older add stroke to the list and maybe cancer
then as they get even older probably add alzheimers disease to the list

one that might be easily tested for is serious heart problems
the risk starts increasing probably around the mid thirties based on the history of obesity cholesterol high blood pressure exercise history smoking history

according to this article you can do this easy test on your loved one

in fact i did it on myself this morning right before i started writing todays blog

now its been awhile
i was able to do 10 before my painful shoulder flared up and i had to stop
so im not sure how many i could do
im not sure if i could do 40 though

now after reading the article i made sure i could do 11 push ups

i thought of menfolk i know
i realize that if they try to do a push up even if they extended their arms all the way
they would still not be able to touch the floor
they would be resting on their tummies
like a walrus or reverse turtle

i would consider that a failed test
wouldnt you

it seems that research from harvard done on firemen found if they could do at least 40 push ups their risk of a significant cardiac event in the next 10 years would be reduced by 96% compared to those who could do less than 10 push ups
these firemen were followed for 10 years and those 37 who had a significant cardiovascular event 36 of them couldnt do more than 10 push ups

these cardiovascular events were heart failure sudden death documented cardiovascular disease

40 push ups seemed to be the threshold on testing for these fireman for reduced heart issues

i started ticking off 10 men i know that are friends relatives acquaintances over the age of 30
the number who would pass the push up stress test for cardiovascular disease

so ladies
do this at home stress test
score your men
if they dont pass
they have work to do

make sure they have a will disability insurance life insurance and maybe long term care insurance
just saying

now im sure i would have passed if it wasnt for my bum left shoulder...

the organicgreen doctor

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