Have You Trained Your Heart Today?

I am concerned about the current health condition of people all over the world and mostly I am concerned about an aspect of it that should not even exist!

Recently a new scientific article was published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology that low aerobic capacity in middle-aged men is associated with increased mortality rates independent of traditional risk factors, including smoking, blood pressure and serum cholesterol, during more than 40 years of follow-up.

Without going into the details of such a study, I can tell you that the study holds up as they controlled for typical risk factors and used proper statistics. Attacking and/or dismissing something like this is extremely hard, if not impossible, as it is not the only published peer-reviewed article showing that cardiovascular health in the form of low aerobic capacity (the ability to work at maximal oxygen uptake, or VO2max) is very closely related to how long you live.

Improving your heart function should be at the top of your to-do list because if the most important muscle is not working you can forget about pumping up your chest and arms or increasing that deadlift, as you may not live long enough to see the results you want!