Several studies have shown that more heart attacks occur during the morning hours than at other times during the day.
What’s more, morning heart attacks typically result in more damage to the heart than the ones that occur in the afternoon and at night.
There are several possible reasons why that is, but suffice it to say that morning is the most dangerous time of the day for folks who are at risk of having a heart attack.
This article at Smithsonian Magazine has some great background info on morning heart attacks if you’re interested.
I guess the takeaway here is it pays to limit the amount of physical exertion you expend during the morning hours if you’ve been told you have an elevated risk of having a heart attack.
It’s also a good idea to follow your doctor’s orders about maintaining a heart-healthy diet and getting enough of the right kinds of heart-healthy exercise.
The short video below explains how to tell if you’re having a heart attack and what you should do if you realize you’re having one. I recommend that you take a couple of minutes to check it out.
Note: As always, you can watch the video at full screen by clicking the “square” icon that will pop up in the lower-right corner of the video after it begins playing.