Some of the junk science that passes for research these days is so awful that I can’t help but laugh – especially when people actually try to follow this nonsense.
See anyone trying to do pushups lately?
I bet you have.
There’s a reason for it, and it might have you laughing, too: Pushups are all the rage after a “study” claimed that all those ups and downs can cure your heart disease.
I’m not even kidding here.
This thing even made the New York Times.
Talk about FAKE news!!!
I won’t bore you with the details. Just the basics: If you can do 40 pushups, you’re sitting on top of the world. Heart disease will live in fear of you. You’re practically immortal.
Your risk of heart problems is 96 percent lower than someone who gives up by 10 pushups.
But who in God’s name can do 40 pushups – especially when you’re at the age where heart problems become an issue???
Maybe an athlete. (Then again, have you seen some of these ball players?)
We’re talking about a VERY small percentage of people with close to elite levels of fitness, achieved only by a select few, especially past middle age.
More power to ’em.
But you can bet that it’s NOT the pushups saving them from heart problems.
It’s the overall lifestyle – one that’s close to impossible for the rest of us to followbut gives them the ability to pull off this absurd number of pushups.
So don’t waste your time trying to squeeze a few extra pushups out of yourself. It’s not going to help you.
But don’t give up, either.
You can protect your heart and save your own life… RIGHT NOW… and you don’t have to do a single pushup.
It’s ’ole Jack’s sweat-free guide to ultimate heart health – a plan to fight the REAL cause heart problems, and it’s something you can’t beat with a pushup.
It’s disease-causing, body-wrecking, life-sapping inflammation.
One study of heart attack survivors found cutting inflammation will cut the risk of:
- A second heart attack by 15 percent
- Cardiac procedures such as bypass by 30 percent
That study used an anti-inflammatory drug to fight the inflammation.
There’s an easier way.
The omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil are some of the best inflammation-fighters around, and a study last year found taking it can cut the risk of a heart attack by as much as 40 percent.