A recent study has revealed that leg size can make all the difference in heart health. Scientists from Denmark monitored almost 3,000 people for more than 10 years for progress of heart disease and total death. Those with a leg size just below 22 inches (measured at the top of the leg) had about double the risk of developing cardiovascular and coronary heart diseases, in addition to total death, over those 10-plus years. Body fat had no influence on the association of larger leg size and reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases and total mortality. The team concluded that having greater muscle mass seems to provide protection from developing cardiovascular disease and generally risk of death. Accordingly get to work on those legs. We’re not proposing you bring them up to Branch Warren’s level, but just ensure they’re bigger than 22 inches in diameter.