Heart disease is the leading cause of death and is the number one preventable disease. It can happen to anyone, even recreational hockey players, and can strike during or just after a hockey game.
Fall is the time of year when recreational hockey players put on their skates and get back on the ice. Ice hockey is a high intensity anaerobic activity, which could spur on heart problems, especially after a summer filled with indiscriminate eating habits, little aerobic activity, and ignorance to heart attack risk. Most of the men playing recreational hockey exceed their calculated maximum heart rate during their games.
“The problem is that many recreational hockey players do not train before the season starts.” says Heart Fit Clinic Director Diamond Fernandes. “When men step on the ice to play recreational hockey there is no proper warm up, they are breathing cold air, and they bring their heart rates up quickly. This could be a recipe for disaster.”
The Heart Fit Clinic helps any person to understand their risk for heart disease. If recreational hockey players have high risk factors to heart disease such as being over 40 years old, having a family history of heart disease, being overweight, having high waist girth, smoking, having stress, high blood pressure or diabetes, they have to know the impact these factors may have not just on their game but on their lives.
The Heart Fit Clinic provides accurate screening test to detect risks of a heart attack or stroke and will provide the necessary information about a recreational hockey player’s heart health to ensure he can reverse or prevent heart disease anywhere, especially on the ice.
In this month’s Success Magazine, health expert Dr. Mehmet Oz quotes reasons to get your heart checked: “It’s about the people we love in our lives, the people who care about us, the people who depend on us at home and work and elsewhere. So, if you look at it in that context and go ahead with those screening tests, it’s worth the investment even if it disrupts the fantasy that you control your own destiny.”
Interested individuals can order the 7 Powerful Practices to Reverse and Prevent Heart Disease DVD program off the Heart Fit Clinic website. It provides information on heart disease and essential techniques to reverse heart disease with nutrition, stress management, and safe and effective exercises.
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