Posted: 12 October, 2016
Don't Go To Gym Grumpy Or This Could Happen To You
Simmering down before you sweat could save your heart!
If you're angry or upset you might want to simmer down before hitting the gym or going for a run!
Many of us use exercise as a way to blow off steam, but experts say a heavy sweat session could lead to a heart attack within an hour - if you're doing it while mad or stressed.
Research published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation, suggests that people triple their risk if they are angry or emotionally upset while also engaging in heavy physical exertion – within that 60 minute timeframe.
“Both can raise blood pressure and heart rate, changing the flow of blood through blood vessels and reducing blood supply to the heart. This is particularly important in blood vessels already narrowed by plaque, which could block the flow of blood leading to a heart attack,” said lead author Dr Andrew Smyth.
Experts are in no way saying people should stop exercising or getting active, saying they can improve heart health with physical activity, but they are warning about doing it while extremely emotional.
There are also the other factors to consider in helping reduce the chance of a heart attack; eating healthy; avoiding becoming obese; quitting smoking, drinking and drugs.