You can check the condition of your heart by using this simple method. Furthermore, it is of great importance to know if your heart is healthy or not, in order to prevent an occurrence of a heart attack.
Several studies have been recently conducted suggesting those that are flexible and are able to supple enough to reach their toes have healthy hearts.
In order to do this method, you should sit on the floor with the legs stretched and the toes pointing up. Afterwards, you should try to touch your toes with your hands. In case you are flexible enough and can touch them, your heart is also flexible and healthy.
To be specific, this study was carried out in North Texas and included 526 participants aged 20 to 83.
Namely, while the participants were trying to touch their toes, the researches measured their blood pressure. Also, their arteries and heart activity was thoroughly observed.
Ultimately, they concluded that those suffering from any heart disease were not able to touch their toes. Thanks to this research, a connection between the body and the artery elasticity was found, particularly in participants over the age of 40.
Consider trying this simple method and if you succeed in touching your toes while sitting straight, then your heart is in a good condition. However, in case you cannot do it, you might need to visit a cardiologist.