For some hunters, heart attacks and sudden cardiac arrests can be brought on by the strenuous exercise and dramatic bursts of activity that hunting can bring.
Fortunately, hunters can take steps now to protect themselves from heart dangers later this fall – and to make sure they’ll know what to do if a fellow hunter goes down.
Some of the easiest things to do right away include:
- Getting a pre-hunt medical checkup, with special attention to the heart for those who have had heart problems in the past
- Starting a daily walking routine or other exercise regimen in the weeks before hitting the woods
- Learning CPR and first aid