Article attributed to Dr Anuj Choudhary, Founder of Animal Booster Nutrition and Anihac Pharma
In recent years, the number of young people going to the gym has increased more than ever before because having an attractive physique has become the latest and greatest trend. In order to achieve their ideal physics, people frequently experiment with unhealthy exercises and foods. But, from afar, does it really matter? In eagerness to compete in the race, people often neglect the fact that there are numerous other factors to consider when engaging in certain exercises and diets.
In view of the increasing number of cardiovascular diseases among young people and fitness fanatics, let us throw some light on the reasons of this potentially fatal health condition. Many well-known people have recently died from cardiac arrest while exercising, including TV actor Siddhaanth Vir Surryavanshi, actor Sidharat Shukla (Big Boss fame), and Raju Shirivastav (comedian) and many more. Furthermore, young adults in India, both men and women, are more susceptible than ever to cardiac diseases.
Let’s take a quick look at the causes and potential solutions that might be behind the heart problems that young, healthy gym goers are experiencing.
What Exactly Is a Heart Attack, and Why Does It Occur?
A heart attack, also known as a myocardial infarction, occurs when a portion of the heart muscle does not receive enough blood. The longer it goes without treatment to restore blood flow; the more damage is done to the heart muscle. Heart attacks are caused when there is a sudden blockage in the coronary arteries supplying blood to the heart muscle. However, it can also occur when soft plaques form in the blood vessels and result in large clots.
There are several reasons of heart disease, which might differ from person to person. It can be impacted by a number of causes, such as an inherited condition, a bad lifestyle, and unhealthy behaviors, it might be a poor sleeping cycle, stress, poor eating habits, regular alcohol consumption, excessive smoking, or any drug. A poor diet that is high in saturated and trans fats, as well as an excessive intake of processed foods, red meat, dairy products, and junk food. Diabetes patients are more prone to develop heart disease than non-diabetics, and obesity and inactivity can both contribute to diabetes starting early in life.
Why are young and healthy gym attendees facing a heart attack while working out?
The primary factor is excessive activity. High-intensity workouts are one of the top causes of heart attacks in the gym. Excessive activity can rupture a heart plaque or produce electrical issues in the heart, both of which raise the chance of a cardiac arrest. The second cause is high blood pressure. Exercise causes a quick rise in blood pressure. The issue develops when your blood pressure does not return to normal.
You know your body better
Everyone has different levels of strength and endurance. While some people are stronger and more resilient than others, others may be unable to perform demanding exercises. The problem with young people is that they frequently exaggerate how strong and fit their bodies are. As a result, cardiac and health issues emerge at a young age. It is recommended to have heart-related tests such as an angiography, an ECG, a blood test, and an echo. Complete your body tests before engaging in any type of strenuous exercise.
Lead a Healthy Lifestyle
Good nutrition, regular exercise, and adequate sleep are the foundations of a healthy lifestyle. If it runs in your family, you should be extra cautious. A healthy lifestyle keeps you fit, active, and free of diseases. The World Health Organization defines “healthy living” as a way of life that helps you to enjoy more aspects of your life. As a young adult, you require heart-healthy fats such as walnuts and ground flaxseed, as well as complex carbohydrates such as oats and lentils and lean proteins such as skinless chicken breast and white-fleshed fish.
Don’t Push too hard
In today’s fast-paced culture, everyone is striving for something, whether it’s a profession or an ideal physique they aim to achieve, which is not a requirement, and they are ignoring their own body and mind. A healthy lifestyle is vital for living a happy and stress-free lifestyle. Prolonged stress from overdoing things may have a major toll on physical and mental health, resulting in migraines, stomach disorders, difficulty sleeping, and anxiety and depression as well as heart issue. Exercise when unwell affects pre-existing health issues. particularly if you have a fever, cough, diarrhea, or chest congestion. However, you can exercise without any danger if your symptoms include sneezing or a stuffy nose.