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Things Doctors Don?t Always Tell You

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1.??? 1. Too much exercise is as bad as not enough.? Research shows that repeated exercise can strain the heart,? causing small micro tears in the muscle.? This damage may actually reverse the benefits of cardiovascular exercise ? making you essentially a very active couch potato. Run or jog no more than four days per week, use the other three days for a nice stroll in the park.

2.? Sleep in. Most people’s internal clock resets every morning around 5 a.m. ?Consistently waking up before 5 a.m. is an invitation for a heart attack. Waking up that early can cause stress hormones to surge?which is why most heart attacks occur around 3 or 4 a.m.

3.? Any soda is too much soda. ?Research shows that just one glass of soda can increase the risk of a heart attack.? One soda can has the equivalent of 14 teaspoons of sugar; but unlike the sugar in solid foods, liquid sugar in soda is absorbed by the body immediately.

4. ?Surprises? can be dangerous.? Some friends decided to surprise a woman on her birthday by hiding in a dark room. When she walked in everyone yelled ‘Surprise!? and the shock sent her to the ICU. This is a condition which is most common in women ? when shock, fear, or extreme nervousness can temporarily impair the heart’s ability to function.

5. ?Women?s intuition? can save your life. Women suffering a heart attack often don?t have the crushing chest pain men do. Almost every female who had a heart attack experienced a ?gut feeling? that something was wrong before she went into cardiac arrest.

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