According to recent research, a simple method can help you know the condition your heart is in. Namely, health experts suggest that if you’re supple enough to reach your toes, it shows that your heart is in good shape too.
An article published in the Heart and Circulatory Physiology Journal explains that you can easily test the condition of your heart by touching your toes.
Here is how you can Perform this Method:
First you should sit on the floor with your feet extended forward and toes pointing up.Then you should try to rich out and touch the tip of your toes with your hands . If you are flexible enough to touch your toes, this means that your heart is healthy and in good condition.
This study which involed about 526 participants between 20 and 83 years old, was conducted in USA (North Texas). While the participants were performing this method, their blood pressure was measured and the arteries and the heart were closely observed.
At the end of this study, the researchers found a connection between the body and artery elasticity, especially in participants over 40.
Dr. Yamamoto is Japanese researcher, and he says: “If you can touch your toes while sitting straight, your heart is still quite good. But if you cannot, maybe you need to go to a cardiologist.”
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.