Practicing sport, exercising and protecting your heart


Practicing sport and protecting your heart




Here are a few simple rules to help avoid a heart-related problem when doing sports.

Warm up and hydration

  • Warm up approximately 10 minutes before starting
  • Drink some water approximately every 30 minutes

Be careful when the weather is cold or there is strong heat


Cold weather or heat requires that the sport activity is slowed down

Don't smoke


No smoking at least one hour before exercise and wait for two hours before smoking again after exercising.

Delay taking a shower by 10 minutes


Refrain from taking a shower during the 15 minutes following exercise.

Be especially careful when faced with fever, influenza or other diseases


No intensive sport should be practiced in the case of fever or after a flu.

Consult a doctor immediately if you experience any chest pains


If you experience any chest pain, palpitations or severe/unusual shortness of breath, faintness during or after exercise seek medical help immediately.
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