Study Says Watching Sports May Be Bad For Your Heart Health

Watching your favorite sports teams can be like taking a ride on a wild roller coaster with lots of ups and downs.

But is all of that excitement putting a strain on your heart?

“Anxiety, lots of anxiety,” said one man.

“I’ve seen Eagles go to the Super Bowl and lose, seen the Flyers go to Stanley Cup and lose,” another fan said.

But, did you know watching sports could actually impact your cardiovascular health?

By tracking the pulse of several spectators, researchers found heart rate increased 75 percent while watching a team on TV and 110 percent if cheering them on in person.

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Source: Philadelphia CBS