How is Gym related, here is what you need to know
Sudden Cardiac related deaths in India has become a major cause of concern among the people due to the recent surge in the number of such cases and videos going viral of people collapsing while working out and dancing.
In recent years many young celebrities passed away from heart attacks, such as Actor Sidharth Shukla, Singer KK, Comedian Raju Srivastava, etc.
A video of a 40 year old collapsing while dancing at his nephew’s wedding has gone viral on the internet leaving the masses in shock at how the man recognized as Manoj Vishwakarma, passed away only a few minutes after collapsing while grooving with his family members at his nephew’s wedding in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, on November 25th.
Many such videos of started coming up in the recent times of young and middle aged people collapsing and passing away suddenly, during the Navratri season a lot of people were seen dropping dead while dancing after suffering cardiac arrests, while some videos also showed people suffering Cardiac arrests while sitting in one place.
Doctors and researchers have observed that the high levels of stress, unhealthy lifestyle, high intake of sugar-salts-fat, smoking and alcohol are some of the major reasons that could result in cardiovascular disease.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a group of disorders of the heart and blood vessels. The number rose to 68% in the last two decades of deaths due to CVD in India. Comparatively men are more prone to CVD related deaths than women and is more prevalent among the age group of 35 – 40 years. Recently many young people are being diagnosed with heart ailments, which the doctors say is due to the unhealthy lifestyle of young people in India.
Causes, factors and prevention
Lack of sleep, lack of exercise, obesity, working while sitting in one place for too long, unbalanced diet, alcohol and smoking; along with stress and hypertension are the major factors.
How is Gym and working out related ?
Fitness trainers have said that most cases being reported at the gyms are of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy which is asymptomatic and people are mostly unaware of the existence of a heart ailment, which could be triggered and result in death even from a slight to any intense activity.
It is noted that unhealthy lifestyle, diabetes and hypertension pose serious risk factors in young adults.
It is suggested that first timers take it slow at the gym for their bodies to adjust. There is a need to understand the physical condition of your body and how much it can take. Choosing a healthier lifestyle is the only option to prevent major health problems like CVD.
Get a Cardiac profile done if you are planning to enroll in a gym.
Avoid using unnecessary dietary supplements or fat burners.
Working out puts your body through stress and if the body is already stressed, adding more to it will have a negative impact on the overall health.
Change in lifestyle
Avoiding working for longer periods and at odd hours, sitting in one place can help improve one’s health. Having a proper balanced diet, sticking to a healthy sleep cycle and physical exercises are important for a healthy life.
It is reported that covid 19 can cause myocarditis, which is inflammation of heart muscles. It can also result in sudden deaths.
Another factor responsible for CVs is Pollution.
According to The World Health Organization, 20% percent of CVD related deaths is caused by air pollution. Studies have shown that the increase in the percentage of fine particles in the air even for a few days, increases the chances of contact CVDs.