Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Be Sure Your Are Marathon Ready-Are You High Risk?

Two of the 37,899 finishers of the New York City Marathon on Sunday died after crossing the finish line, according to the New York Road Runners, the organizer of the event. The Fire Department added that at least two others collapsed on the course with heart attacks before they were revived and taken to a hospital.

Are you over 40 and do you have:

Family history of early heart disease?
High cholestrol or blood pressure?
Stressful job?
Current or former smoker?
Any signs or symptoms like chest pain upon exertion?

Get a physical before attempting a marathon! Running did not kill these people.

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