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Deaths at gym and heart health among the young

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Reports about deaths during workout, especially after the case of Kannada movie star Puneeth Rajkumar, has panicked many gym buffs.

There have been discussions surrounding it after comedian Raju Srivastava suffered a heart attack on August 10 while working out in a gym.

Reports on Thursday said a 67-year-old man died while working out at a gym in Vasai town of Maharashtra's Palghar district yesterday.

Pralhad Nikam was doing his regular exercise at the gym around 7.30 pm when he felt giddy and collapsed, they said.

"He was rushed to a nearby hospital, but he was declared dead there," a police official said.

The cause of his death could not be known yet, and his body was sent to a government hospital for post-mortem, he said.

Kannada superstar, Puneeth Rajkumar, was 46 year-old he when died after a massive cardiac arrest.

The actor of films like 'Power' and 'Yuvarathnaa' was known for his chiseled physique and routine workouts.

The actor died just months after Bigg Boss 13 alum and Bollywood actor Sidharth Shukla passed away unexpectedly, shocking fans.

Deaths of celebrities at early age from cardiac issues highlights risks of heart ailments among people in their 30s and 40s today.

Studies point at regular reasons including diabetes, Hypertension, and overweight among others.

Those with diabetes are 2-4 times more likely to die from heart disease, says a study.

High blood sugar damages blood vessels, increasing the chance of fats building up in arteries and causing atherosclerosis.

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, which is earlier believed to be a condition faced only by old people, now plays its part in cardiovascular disease among the young.

Cases of hypertension is seen rising among young adults than in older adults.

High blood pressure makes your heart muscles thicken, harms your blood vessels, and increases your risk of a heart attack.

Now watch your weight, because being overweight contribute significantly to heart conditions.


With inputs from sources including PTI

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