Given that heart disease are the leading cause of mortality worldwide, you should be concerned. Our heart is a tough organ that usually fails, but the issue comes when it does.
Scientists have recently discovered a new method of determining the health of our heart. Curious to know what that is? Read On.
The “Touch-Your-Toes” Test
You're correct in believing that such a test can assist determine one's flexibility, but it can also determine one's blood vessel flexibility. In this way, it can predict whether or not you'll have a heart disease.
This is because healthy, elastic blood vessels assist in the regulation of blood pressure. However, as we get older, these blood vessels lose their elasticity and begin to put pressure on the heart, putting us at risk for cardiovascular problems.
To do this test properly, follow the steps given below.
Place a yoga mat on the floor and sit with your back to the wall.
Bending at the waist, slowly push your arms forward.
Push your arms as far as possible without overstretching them.
If you could reach your foot or even the end of your calves, it means you have good flexibility and your heart is in good shape. Surprisingly, the results of this test were quite accurate in the case of middle-aged and older people, according to the study.
Apart from the test mentioned above, we would advise you to be on the lookout for the following signs:
1. Nausea, vomiting, heartburn
This, as well as stomach pain, can be signs of cardiac disease, particularly in women.
2. Pain in left arm
Pain that spreads from the chest to the left side of the body, or is restricted to the left arm.
3. Throat or pain in the jaw
Again, this could be an indication of a variety of things, but if the pain is spreading from your chest to your jaw, you should see a doctor.
This could be due to a variety of factors, but if you also have shortness of breath and chest discomfort, you should see a doctor very once.
5. Swelling in legs, feet, and ankles
This could be caused to a number of factors, including water retention, but it could also indicate that your heart is unable to adequately pump your blood, causing blood to back up into your legs.
If you keep a close eye on these warning signals and live a healthy lifestyle that includes proper eating and exercise, you can be confident that your heart will remain strong and healthy for a long time.
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