To know the work of the heart is still good or ill, researchers have an easy guide which is quite simply touching the tip of your toes. If your body is still flexible to reach your toes, means your heart is still quite healthy.
In the journal Heart and Circulatory Physiology explained that by testing one of the elements of the body (toes), one can know his heart is healthy or not, even in the middle of a holiday though.
the steps are easy, simply just sitting on the floor with feet extended forward and toes pointing up. Then try to reach out and touch the tip of your toes with your hands. If you are flexible enough to touch your toes still means your heart healthy and flexible as well.
In the study, researchers from the University of North Texas as well as some Japanese researchers recruited 526 participants at age 20 to 83 years old .. Participants then follow the test the flexibility of the body while measured blood pressure, the arteries and heart activity. Finally, the researchers found a correlation in the body which are not flexible with arteries that inflexible, especially in participants over the age of 40 years ..
Those who failed the tests the flexibility of the body and could not reach the end of the toe in fact have stiff blood vessels, and means the ability of the heart to be less good, effective and risk of heart disease also increases. Japanese researcher Dr.
Yamamoto points out, although the theory of the fabric of the back muscles and leg muscles near the heart still vague, but because it No study was moderately helpful. the stiffness of the back muscles, legs and heart vessels that are equally related to it because kolagennya same composition.
“If you can touch your toes while sitting straight, your heart is still quite good. But if you can not, maybe you need to go to a cardiologist “said Dr Yamamoto, a Japanese researcher, as taken from the New York Times. But Yamamoto is delivered not forever stiff muscles are a sign of heart disease, only the heart may be less fit and healthy than they should.