Congestive Heart Failure, Heart Attacks Caused By Exercise and Sex
According to the study, which was featured in the Journal of the American Medical Association, sex and exercise can cause someone to have a heart attack. Dr. Issa Dahabreh and her team at Tufts Medical Center in Boston looked at 14 different studies and analyzed the link between these physical activities and cardiac death. And they saw that people are "2.7 times more likely to get a heart attack when they are having sex or immediately afterward compared with when they are not," Fox News reported.
What's more shocking is that you are 3.5 times more likely to suffer from a heart issue or "have sudden cardiac death" during a workout opposed to sitting idly at your computer.
"These elevated risks are only for a short period of time (1 to 2 hours) during and after the physical or sexual activity," Paulus told Fox News.
But before anyone decides to stop having sex or going to the gym, Paulus explained that the risk over the course of one year is pretty miniscule, and that balance is the key to healthy living. She also adds that anyone who hasn't worked out (in either respect) in a long time should take things slowly instead of jumping in full-force.
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