Heart safety tips
The American Heart Association offers these tips to stay healthy while hunting. -- Don't drink or smoke the day before hunting.
The American Heart Association offers these tips to stay healthy while hunting.
-- Don't drink or smoke the day before hunting. (The association recommends not smoking at all and drinking alcohol only in moderation).
-- Don't eat a heavy meal before hunting.
-- Before participating in a hunt, spend some time raising your fitness level through regular brisk walking or other aerobic exercise.
-- Never drag a deer if you have coronary artery disease.
-- Check with your doctor before hunting if you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or other detectable risk factors, such as smoking.
-- If you experience any warning signs of a heart attack, such as dizziness, chest pain or palpitations, stop what you're doing and get medical help.