Coaches, Athletes Advised To Take Regular Check Ups Medical Experts

With the sudden death of former Nigerian football coaches, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi and Amodu Shuiabu due to cardiac failure, medical experts have said that there is the need for coaches, athletes and administrators to adopt a healthy life style through frequent medical checkups.
Speaking with Safety Record Newspaper, the National Team Doctor, Nigerian Super Eagles, Dr. Gyaran Ibrahim Abubakar implored sports men and women to go for regular checkups at least twice in a year so as to know their health status.
β€œIt is advisable for our coaches, administrators, Sport men and Women to go for regular checkups at least twice in a year in other for them to do some basic test which may be of benefit to them and prevent cases of sudden death. It is unfortunate that we have lost two of our great sport people to heart failure,” he said.
He also noted that when an individual is being diagnosed with such issues, immediate actions will be acted upon. Dr. Ibrahim also stated the most important is to have a healthy life style by eating a well balanced diet.
Also speaking, a Heart and Utility Specialist, Dr. Abdullahi Oluwalogbon, said that one can keep the heart in a good condition by eating a healthy diet, avoiding junk food, having constant exercise and also avoiding smoking.
Oluwalogbon also said that the rate of heart attacks are more in men than women due to the fact that nature protects women till the age of forty-five.
Dr. Gyaran also advised coaches, and other sport men to go on moderate exercises which will keep the body in good shape, which includes brisk walking, cycling, swimming, lifting of dumb bell at list 45 times in a week