$25.00 USD

FitBit - Happy St. Valentine's Day and Be Kind to Your Own Heart! - February 2023

Yes, aging is not for the faint of heart, so precautions should be taken. What is shocking to me is how many athletes in their 20s, 30s, and even teenage athletes have been dying of heart attacks recently, many of whom I knew.

I suggest everyone get an annual check-up and see a cardiologist as well. The CDC and other agencies are reporting increased cases of both myocarditis(inflammation of the heart muscle) and pericarditis (inflation of the lining of the heart), due to the Covid-19 vaccination shots.

I would recommend everyone head to the ER should they experience chest pain, tightness in the chest, or pain radiating down the arm (or any limb!). The current warning is that any radiating pain, down any limb, could be symptomatic of a heart attack.

These are other signs to be aware of:

  • shortness of breath
  • feelings of fast beating/fluttering/or pounding hear
  • fainting
  • extreme tiredness
  • weakness
  • intolerance to exercise(I noticed my own exercise performance was cut in half after I got jabbed, and it took months to get back to normal!)
  • stomach pain
  • fever,
  • loss of appetite
  • and/or edema(swelling in the feet and/or legs). When in doubt, Check it out!

Pericarditis can have symptoms of sharp chest pain that increases in severity with coughing and lessens when you sit up and lean forward.

Keep in mind, however, that coughing while having a heart attack can keep you alive. The theory being you are giving yourself CPR when coughing during a heart attack.

By purchasing the "FitBit - Happy St. Valentine's Day and be Kind to Your Own Heart!" you will receive the complete FitBit article and FitBit Exam in your IFPA Course Library. This FitBit is worth 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit).