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As the NFL Playoffs and College Football Playoff National Championship game gear up, fans are more excited than ever. Rooting on your favorite team in what could be the most important game of the year can be at once exhilarating or gut-wrenching. With the game and the season on the line, the pressure and anxiety of watching your team battle it out can leave your heart racing. Justin Levisay, MD, cardiologist at NorthShore, shares some tips on how you can watch the game and still be mindful of your body.
Dr. Levisay offers the following pointers as we head into the big game:
It’s worth noting that the more in shape you are, the more your body can handle. That said, if you suspect you may be suffering from a heart attack or other condition while watching the game, it’s important to seek immediate medical attention.