The weakness of the muscle of a particular part of the body increases the risk of death due to heart diseases. Therefore, if you train the muscle related to the aging of blood vessels, there is a possibility that blood vessels will be rejuvenated.
Which muscle in the body is related to the aging of blood vessels?
According to the research published on The Lancet which is a medical journal, the muscles related to the aging of blood vessels are the muscles for grasping power.
Can you open the lid of a jar smoothly?
It has been reported a lot recently that people who can’t maintain their grasping power have more risk of death due to heart diseases, and it has tuned out why the blood vessel of the people who maintain their grasping power is young.
Women have younger blood vessel age than men. According to a research in Japan, women’s grasping power decreases by 5.7 kg from the highest at 40s to the one at 70s, while men’s grasping power decreases by 11.1 kg from the highest at 30s to the one at 70s.
The daily life of a couple in their age of 60s was observed with electromyograph for grasping power attached. The wife’s blood vessel age was younger than her age, while the husband’s blood vessel age was older than his age. The wife used her grasping power 1913 times a day, while the husband used his grasping power 83 times a day. That proves the wife’s blood vessel age is younger than her age because she uses her grasping power a lot to do housework like housekeeping, cooking, washing.
Light intensity of grasping like housework is good enough to maintain grasping power.
Why does using grasping power maintain young blood vessels?
Because NO that softens the blood vessel is secreted.
The blood vessel becomes hard with age, but even if the blood vessel becomes hard, if NO is secreted, the hardened blood vessel becomes soft.
After you grasp your hands strongly for 5 seconds, when you open the hands, the color of the palms turns red from white. When you grasp your hands strongly, the blood vessel constricts and the blood gets stagnated, turning the palms to white. When you open your hands, the blood vessel expands and the blood suddenly flows, turning the palms to red. At this moment, a lot of NO is secreted from the wall of the blood vessel.
The important thing is that the stagnated blood flows with greater force than usual by loosening grasping power, the wall of the blood vessel is stimulated more strongly than usual, and a lot of NO is secreted.
To secrete NO, it is effective to accumulate light intensity of grasping like housework every day.
If you have habits to soak into the bathtub with warm water, it is effective to grasp color balls for kids to play in the bathtub because warm water in the bathtub increases the blood flow and expands the blood vessel. Even if you don’t soak into the bathtub, it is still effective to grasp the color balls any time, like watching TV (Fig. 1 & 2).
The husband in the above who was 64 years old and whose blood vessel age was 70 years old tried grasping color balls in the bathtub for a week. A week later his blood vessel age became 55 years old. Before the experiment, the secretion of NO in the blood was 51.6 μM, but after the experiment, it became 137.4 μM.