According statistic checked by the author, Dr. Smith (a pacer/running coach for the Pasadena Pacer running crew), one in 150,000 runners has a heart attack. It’s a small chance but it does worry me. I’ve heard about this before & have read up some articles regarding this.
How can you have a heart attack when you exercise regularly?!? One may ask. It does happen. There are warning signs that we sometimes ignore or aren’t aware of. And usually heart attack is the last sign. It is scary to think about but there are ways we can prevent it & help ourselves.
The most obvious choice is to get a medical check-up, esp those who have family history of heart condition. If something doesn’t feel right, get it checked out. Don’t ignore it! Be educated on the signs & symptoms of impending heart attack (mentioned in the link), etc.
The bottom line is:
Get your medical check-up but keep in mind that exercise is good for you overall. It will strengthen your heart & cardiovascular system, give you many collateral health benefits.