Bezmialem Vakif University Faculty of Medicine Head of Cardiovascular Surgery Department Prof. Dr. Cengiz Köksal recommended that heart, diabetes and blood pressure patients should not do sports as soon as they wake up.
prof. Dr. In his written statement, Cengiz Köksal stated that regular, low-paced jogging or brisk walking for less than 45 minutes is heart-friendly.
Pointing out that cardiovascular patients with chronic diseases such as blood pressure and diabetes should listen to their body and act accordingly while doing sports, Köksal said, “For those suffering from heart, diabetes and blood pressure diseases, sports should not be the first thing to do when they wake up. Those who want to dedicate themselves to sports and not get involved in crowds should know that the first 3 hours after waking up carries a risk and should schedule sports taking this into account. made its assessment.
prof. Dr. Emphasizing that especially diabetic patients doing sports before breakfast in the morning can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), he noted:
“Also, for those with high blood pressure, palpitations or heart disease, the right time to do sports may not be in the morning. In the first 3 hours after waking up, adrenaline, which is important for the body, is at its highest level. This elevation increases the heart rhythm and increases blood pressure. There is a risk of more clots forming in blood vessels. This is because the activation of the system that breaks down the clot, which we call the fibrinolytic system in the body, is at its lowest level in the morning. In the light of this information, it is possible to say that doing sports in the first 3 hours after waking up increases the risk of heart attack. Instead of morning sports, I can recommend 1-2 hours of quality sleep and sports during the day when they feel good.”