Early morning chill can play havoc with your heart health, especially if one exercises without a warm-up or does not wear appropriate clothing.
Here are tips on how to prevent early morning heart attacks.
According to researchers most heart attacks happen during early hours of morning from 4am to 10am as there is an increase in secretion of certain hormones like epinephrine, norepinephrine, and cortisol, that may trigger increase in oxygen demand and blood pressure.
Also decreased levels of endothelial progenitor cells can also increase chances of heart attack. Winter mornings can further aggravate the risk of heart attack as the morning chill can affect cardiac health of high-risk people meaning those who have hypertension, diabetes or lung issues.
Experts say that these people should avoid morning workouts or walks in early hours and even if they go for walks in the morning, they should cover their ears, chest, legs and head well.
We all know that heart attacks happen during early hours of waking and during winter season because of cold weather.
During winters the body is already trying to increase metabolism for conserving body heat, already the body is in hyperactive moment. If at all we have to go for early morning walks, we have to protect us from early morning cold. We need to cover our extremities which means the head, the ears, the hands, and our toes. Your chest area should be warm enough and never start exercise without a warm-up.
Below Are The Precautions:
Regularly check your blood pressure and get in touch with the nearest healthcare provider as soon as any symptoms are witnessed.
Stay warm and avoid stepping out in extremely low temperatures, especially early morning walks are a big no.
Maintain regular indoor physical activities and a healthy diet that further helps you maintain your blood pressure or deal with any issues in winter.
Do not exert yourself too much. It can result in heart attacks, heart failure, and fatal outcomes.
Avoid fatty, fried, sweet foods with high cholesterol levels.
If you have any existing medical conditions, keep a close watch and maintain any treatment or medication.
Avoid OTC pills and any self-treatment habit.
Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.