Hand grip is telltale of heart's health: study


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Why not simply tell people what prevents arteries clogging-up in the first place, so they don't have to do these silly tests to try to predict this or that.

Last sentence reads...cardiovascular disease could be eased by improving muscle tone. Not so. Arteries calcify from high blood homocyteine, due to insufficient Vitamins B6, B12 and folates; from inflammation in the arteries from insufficient anti-oxidents in the diet and from high triglycerides, blood fats elevated by too many carbs, especially sugar.. and alcohol.

Even a 29 year old competive marathon runner died in Hawaii in1979 from blocked arteries. Exercise doesn't help, It's from the food.. and no.. it.s not caused by high fat diets either. They actually protect!. see read there Articles Healthy eating Eggs, Meat, Grain etc.. for many science-based facts your doc or dietician can't tell you.

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Anecdotally, I lift weights three to four times a week, depending on the seasons and what my training goals at that time are and the best indication that I should take it easy is my grip strength. I am usually around 80KG+ on a regular day but if I check and I can only get to about 55-60 or I fail to deadlift easy warm up sets, I know I am probably at the onset of some kind of sickness, be it the flu or something like it. I just take it really easy that day, go home, sleep well and a lot, and weather the storm I know is on the way.

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Last sentence reads...cardiovascular disease could be eased by improving muscle tone. Not so.

Well you better have a chat with my doctor, because that's exactly what he tells me.

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@Tom Turek - thanks all the same, but I think I will follow the heart health advice from my cardiologist.

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