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The number of push-ups that one can make can be a good indicator of the risk of heart disease, a new study found.

The study, conducted by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan's Public Health School compares the heart health of male firefighters over a 10-year period. Those who could make more than 40 push-ups during pre-test pre-testing are 96% less likely to develop a cardiovascular problem than those who can do no more than 10 push-ups , according to a report published Friday in the JAMA Network Open Medical Journal

Almost half of adults in the United States are engaged in some form of cardiovascular disease in 2016, according to the American Heart Association. The authors of the study believe that push-ups can be an easy way to test the risk for male cardiovascular disease.

"Our findings prove that the capacity of a push-up can be an easy, seamless method for assessing the risk of cardiovascular disease in virtually any environment," said author Justin Young. "Surprisingly, the push-up capacity is more strongly related to the risk of cardiovascular disease than the results of submaximal runway tests."

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Active middle-aged men. according to a new study that could make more than 40 push-ups per minute, had a significantly lower risk of heart problems. (Photo11: The Motley Fool)