Tis the season…for football.
There is an urban legend that has been circulating for quite some time that the rate of mortality in professional football players is higher (some say much higher) in professional football players, active and retired.
Apparently not so. According to a study requested by the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), completed in 1994. More recent studies support this, even though incidence of heart disease in the African-American segment was up to 68% higher. Still the overall incidence was lower than the general U.S. population. Why? Perhaps all the exercise is one of the determining factors.
But here is the “kicker”. Incidence of heart attack and other forms of heart disease is MUCH higher in the football fans! Guess this shouldn’t be a great surprise. Research by the University of Southern California showed that the Super Bowl loss was associated with a 15% increase in all circulatory deaths for men, and a 27% increase in women. A physician quoted in the study stated that “…physicians and patients should be aware that stressful games might elicit an emotional response that could trigger a cardiac event”.
Research indicated that “viewing a stressful soccer match more than doubles the risk of an acute cardiovascular event.” Maybe football is less stressful to watch? Don’t think so…
So…should we stop watching football? Probably not going to happen soon, and really probably not a viable recommendation anyway. What we can do is work more on the prevention of heart disease risk. Regular aerobic exercise, specific chiropractic care, good wholesome food and of course taking supplements such as Acctrix cardiovascular formula that are specifically designed to optimize our body’s natural ability to prevent heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and other circulatory maladies. Heart disease continues to be the top killer of our “couch potato”, “armchair quarterback” society and a more aggressive offensive is warranted.
So go Seahawk’s! I will continue to do my part to make sure that more folks are around to fill the stands at the games.
IN-JOY the game!
Dr. Chinn is a 1986 Life graduate Seattle area for 26 years and is a board member of the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society. He is the co-creator of the nutritional cardiovascular formula Acctrix (www.Acctrix.com) available at Amazon, co-founder of Unisal Wellness Technologies and is the author of Symphony of Wellness and Soaring Beyond Fear ( www.PerryChinn.com). His book Symphony of Wellness focuses on the science and benefits of the Nobel Prize winning science of nitric oxide for cardiovascular health and whole body wellness. He can be reached at DrPChinn@gmail.com
Dr. Chinn is a 1986 Life University graduate (Marietta), has been practicing for 32 years, currently in Missoula, Montana. He has served as a board member and vice-president of the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society. As a Gonstead technique diplomate, Dr. Chinn is authorized to teach and coach the Gonstead system to other doctors of chiropractic. He is the author of Symphony of Wellness and Soaring Beyond Fear( www.PerryChinn.com), his book Symphony of Wellness (now in an expanded 3rd edition) focuses on the science and benefits of the Nobel Prize winning science of nitric oxide for cardiovascular health and whole body wellness. He is available for keynote speaking and coaching. Dr. Chinn can be reached at DrPChinn@gmail.com