An increasing problem among the urban population is the lack of physical exercise. A lot of people spend most of their time working on desks and then commuting with vehicles, leaving no time for physical activities. That sort of a routine can lead to health hazards. Anand Mahindra definitely doesn’t want any of that. The chairman of Mahindra has a Monday resolution to do 40 pushups – a new standard devised by scientists to assess cardiovascular diseases.
A study published in JAMA Network open suggests that middle-aged men who are able to complete over 40 pushups have a much lower risk of attracting cardiovascular diseases, including heart failure. The research was conducted on 1,104 active male firefighters over a ten year period. Their average age was 39.6. The study concluded that those putting up less than 10 pushups during the exam were more likely to face CVD issues.
Since the study included middle-aged men, it is not possible to mention the correct pushup criteria for women of the same age or people of different age groups. Anand Mahindra tweeted that he can currently manage only 25, but plans to ramp that up to 40. He reckons that a couple of pushups at home can save cash from diagnosis and hospitals. Well, if a busy man like Mahindra can sneak in a couple of pushups, we’re sure you can as well. So why not give that a shot instead of staring at your screen?