If you have ever been curious about
the condition of your heart simple method that might help you in that
regard. Anyway, it is very important to know whether your heart is
healthy or not, because you can thus prevent a heart attack.
According to recent study published in the Heart and Circulatory Physiology revealed that people who are flexible and can supple enough to reach their toes have a healthy heart.
To do the method you have to sit on the floor first, with your legs stretched and your toes pointing up. Then try to reach out and touch your toes with your hands. If you are flexible enough to touch them, it means that your heart is flexible and healthy, too.
The explanation is quite interesting: those who couldn’t reach the end of their toes actually had stiff blood vessels, indicating a worsened heart state as well as an increased risk of heart disease.
Dr. Yamamoto, one of the scientists who worked on the study, says: “If you can touch your toes while sitting straight, your heart is working properly. But, if you can’t, it may be a good idea to visit a cardiologist just in case.” However, he says that stiff muscles don’t definitely mean that you’re suffering from a heart disease – it may just be a sign that the heart is less healthy than before.
While they were trying to touch their toes their blood pressure was measured and the arteries and heart activity was closely monitored. The conclusion of the study was that participants with heart disease couldn’t touch their toes. This research found a link between the body and the artery elasticity, especially in participants over 40.
Try this method and if you can touch your toes while sitting straight, your heart is in still in a good condition. But if you cannot it might be time to visit your cardiologist.