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As a fan we’ve all been there before: It’s the bottom of the ninth and the bases are loaded. The soccer match is tied and your favorite team is lining up for shoot outs. The win is just a field goal away with seconds left on the clock. The pressure and anxiety associated with watching your favorite team as they battle it out for the win can leave your heart racing.As the Chicago Cubs head off to the playoffs, baseball fans are more excited than ever. 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.
Here’s to safe watching. Good luck on your brackets!
Listen to Dr. Levisay on WLS-890 with Big John Howell.