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Sunday’s big football game is almost here and everyone’s getting ready to watch the San Francisco 49ers vs the Kansas City Chiefs! Rooting on your favorite team in what many believe to 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, a 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:
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 conditions while watching the game, it’s important to seek immediate medical attention.