A A Harvard University study of 1,104 male firefighters over 10 years found the number of push-ups
a man can do may be a good indicator of his risk for heart disease.
For each of the 1104 firefighters, the research team had data on whether the firefighter was eventually diagnosed with coronary artery disease or had a major cardiovascular disease event, such as heart failure or sudden cardiac death, in the years after the push-up
test up till December 31, 2010.
At the start of the study, the researchers assessed each participant's push-up
capacity and treadmill exercise tolerance.
Another option is an elevated push-up
, which can be done by placing your hands on an elevated surface, such as a table or a few blocks that are stacked a few inches off of the ground.
In support of this message, and alongside the brigade's Mind Blue Light Programme which also tackles the stigma of mental health, firefighters will be taking part in the push-ups
"While I will not be collecting the funds myself, I do encourage people on the day to take a tally of how many push-ups
performed in that minute and donate that amount to the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund website just like everyone-else will be doing around the world."
Since July, barbers Steve Landry, Scott Cordeiro, Ron Savoy and Tina Gemborys have done more than 30,000 push-ups
in a fundraiser for playground renovations in Gardner.
"The thing about push-ups
is that on the one hand it is training for sport activities but at the same time it is also punishment in armies and prisons.
Analyzing more than 1,500 displays, Martins concluded that three aspects combine to reveal the inner meaning of a push-up
: the pattern of head bobs, the overall body posture, and the number of legs flexing and stretching.
Last week, Dela Rosa ordered seven policemen in Angeles City to do push-ups
while berating them for their alleged involvement in an extortion case against three South Korean tourists, drawing criticism.
Former SAS man Colin takes charge in combined bid to beat a British record AN SAS TV star led from the front as 500 people completed a push-up
mission to raise awareness of military suicides.