You will often hear about healthy people getting heart attacks out of blue and then die. This thing has troubled many people for quite some time. After all, if so healthy, why do these people get heart attack then?! Just recently Bob Harper, a celebrity fitness trainer, died of cardiac arrest.
The answer isn’t really very clear. Because many studies have shown that post-mortem of death caused due to sudden cardiac arrests has a completely normal heart.
However, experts have answered this question with various theories. Understand that heart attack happens due to various reasons. They aren’t simply the result of blocked arteries. We know the most common reasons for this are high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and other such common health issues. But there exist many types of heart disease that can affect even the young people regardless how healthy they are. Conditions like Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy are becoming more common among the young people.
Also, genes play an important role. For example, people in Asia are more likely to get heart attack than those in other continents. Besides, there isn’t credible evidence available that shows, in general population, the fitness at heart through physical exercise play any detrimental role.
So, give up the idea that young and healthy people can’t get heart attacks. There are seamless reasons and conditions that can lead to cardiac arrest and then heart attack. So do exercise. But also keep seeing your doctor regularly to ensure your heart is functioning at its best.