Health Benefits of Push-ups
Are you looking for the secret to a strong pain-free upper body ?
The good news is do not need to pay for a gym memberships or for any equipment. You don't even need to leave your room !All you need are simple, old fashioned push-ups.
But they're good for more than just getting a great upper body.
Push-ups are a wonderful way to enhance the functionality and health of the cardiovascular system
One study found that men who could do 21 to 30 push-ups in one do lowered the threat of cardiovascular disease by about 75% and being able to do more than 40 push-ups slashes the risk of heart disease and strokes by 96%, compared to those who could do fewer than 10 push-ups
Results showed that the push up capacity of participants was more strongly associated with lower incidence of cardiovascular disease than was aerobic capacity as estimated by a treadmill exercises test..
When it comes to working out all of your muscles at once there is almost nothing better than your everyday push-up.
Many people think that push-ups are only for the arms and pecs, but that simply is not true.
It takes virtually every major muscle group in your body to properly execute just one single push up.
Your arms are doing the brunt of the lifting, your chest supports your arms ,
your core and your back are engaged so you remain stable and upright,
and your legs are also being engaged to keep your straight, stable and upright.
Because you're making everything work, you are pushing your body towards total physical exertion.
And while that hurts, might make you want to throw up a little, it also forces your heart to work harder.
Your muscles demand more oxygen to make energy and the only way to get it is from the heart pumping blood around faster.
That will boost your metabolic rate so you burn more calories .
Your metabolism is essentially your pay check in terms of calories .
The higher your metabolism, the more calories you get to eat.
So doing push-ups is like giving your body a promotion and a big raise.
Daily push-ups increases the production of HGH, also known as human growth hormone.
Our bodies produce HGH in larger quantities when we are young, but create far less as we age and that is definitely not a good thing.
Human growth hormone is necessary in order to support healthy body and cell growth.
This is also very important for the healthy increase of muscle mass.
Therefore push-ups build muscle directly by the virtue of using the muscle ,and they also build muscle indirectly by helping you produce a hormone that significantly contributes to the growth and size of those same muscles.
With age, the hormone concentration both men and women starts changing. In men, circulating testosterone levels drop considerably.
Researchers suggest that exercises like standard push-ups can be quite helpful in keeping hormonal levels in check.
Our bone mass naturally declines with age, which can leave our bones prone to fracture.
It's crucial to perform weight-bearing exercises to keep bones strong. Since push-ups strengthen major groups as well as the wrists and elbows, your risk of injury will be reduce because you're keeping these body parts strong.
So the next time you're dreading dropping down and cranking out a few push-ups,
remember that you are not just working towards your beach body;
you're also investing in your long-term health!
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