Sports Weight Only on Weekends could endanger Heart

Weekend for the workers used to perform a difficult activity to do on weekdays. Exercising is one of them.

Dr. BRM Ario Soeryo Kuncoro, SpJP (K), FIHA of Cardiovascular Specialist Doctors Association of Indonesia (Perki), says it is actually legitimate. Of note, the intensity of exercise performed was not too heavy that will actually hurt yourself.

“We know there are a weekend warrior, so that the sport just on weekends but with severe intensity. Now that so if not carefully monitored can be harmful to the heart, and even cause sudden death,” said Dr. Ario, in a media briefing World Heart Day in Wisma Harapan Kita Bidakara Jl Lt. Gen. S. Parman, West Jakarta, Wednesday (28/09/2016).

Explained Dr. Ario, the intensity of heavy exercise on weekends may memforsir sudden cardiac work. As a result, the heart vulnerable to cellular damage that leads to heart pump electrical interference.

The heart pumps electrical interference can cause sudden death from heart pumping process is unstable and inefficient. Dr said Ario real world example, occurs in people of non-athletes who died suddenly while playing football or futsal.

“Actually, the same risk in athletes, do we see in the news athlete who died in the field. It’s just that the risk is smaller for athlete’s heart has been trained to strenuous activity,” he said.

The man who was also a faculty member in the Division of Cardiology, University of Indonesia’s Faculty of Medicine, called the thickening of the heart muscle that experienced by athletes is different from ordinary people. Athlete’s heart muscle instead be thick to support its performance in doing strenuous exercise.

Then, how the solution for workers who exercise hard day at work? It said Dr. Ario, exercise is beneficial for the heart is not hard to do. If you want to exercise, simply by running or jogging for 30 minutes per day, or 150 minutes per week.

“If it was not run, could by walking fast, swimming or cycling. It also includes the type of cardio exercise,” he concluded.