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Sometimes healthy people have heart attacks

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Let me explain. A elderly woman that goes to Jazzercise with me had a heart attack 4 months ago. We were all shocked because she works out and she didn't have any symptoms leading up to the actual attack. Here's the thing though. Because of her fitness regimen, she bounced back quickly after having open heart surgery. Her doctors were amazed at how quickly she recovered. So although some people were saying "Why exercise when a heart attack could happen anyway?" I say "Why not be the healthiest you can be?" If the unexpected happens, your chance of recovering faster is so much better".
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  • BAKER1009
    Yes, unfortunately it can happen to anyone! Glad to hear she has bounced back so well!!
    2346 days ago
    Your friend is an inspiration - be as healthy as you can and you'll bounce back from difficult situations.
    2346 days ago
    I am one of those healthy people who had one. Let me tell you, it's no fun! Does help to be in best possible shape, however. emoticon
    2347 days ago
    emoticon So true.
    2347 days ago
    I had a friend (a man) who died of a heart attack in early 2000 at the age of 49, leaving behind a wife and three kids. This guy actually won the New York marathon in 1972 (before it was the big event that it is today). Until shortly before he died, he continued to run and was active in the New York Roadrunners club. He continued to live a healthy lifestyle all along. Unfortunately, he had some sort of heart condition that eventually did him in. Several doctors told him to have bypass surgery, and several did not. He did not. Obviously he made the wrong decision. So you just never know.
    2347 days ago
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