Good Question: What Can Watching Sports Do To Our Bodies?

Michael Miedema, MD

[WCCO-TV, May 01, 2014] If you didn’t know any better, you’d think it was the athletes doing all the work in Thursday night’s Wild-Avalanche Game 7. But plenty of fans had increased heart rates, higher blood pressure and sweaty palms – and those were the people that weren’t jumping up and down.

Experts say most of us shouldn’t have to worry about the effect all of this excitement has on our bodies.

“Emotional stress causes emotional changes in the body,” said Dr. Michael Miedema, a cardiologist with the Minneapolis Heart Institute, which is part of Allina Health. See the entire story at

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