Take The 30 Second Heart Disease Test
Today’s episode was about heart attack warning signs and symptoms that everyone should be aware of. During one of the latter segments on today’s show Dr. Oz talk about a simple 30 second heart disease test that you can take in the comfort of your home.
30 Second Heart Disease Test
Other than your family history, and your lifestyle is there anything you can do to know what your risks of heart disease is? Did you know a simple flexibility test can give you hints on the flexibility of your arteries?
Dr. Oz asked the members of the audience to stand up and touch their toes. Relax your body and let your body fall. Don’t force yourself down further by bouncing. That was it.. So, what does that have to do with heart disease?
Dr. Oz said that how flexible your body is often a good indicator of how flexible your arteries are. Stretching may have more benefits than what you originally thought right? In just one week you can improve your bodies flexibility and improve the flexibility of your arteries at the same time!
To further demonstrate what he was talking about, Dr. Oz asked a participant from the audience (named Lynn) to put on some gloves. He gave Lynn a real artery to examine and feel. She noticed how flexible it was. You need your arteries to be flexible so blood can easily pass through. Dr. Oz then allowed Lynn to handle another artery. This one wasn’t nearly as flexible. This artery was unflexible and the person likely suffered from heart disease. Dr. Oz compared it to uncooked pasta.
Improve Your Arteries Flexibility
Stretching 30 minutes a day will do wonders for your flexibility. Dr. Oz suggests stretching 3 times per week. You can improve the flexibility of your arteries by 23 percent simply by stretching!