Weekly First-Aid Topic: Elderly people do not exercise too early or too much in the morning
From:Beijing Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning
Date:08/29/2018

 

On a certain day last week, Beijing 120 received an emergency call. An elderly man was dead at Taoranting Park in his morning exercise. The passerby dialed 120 for help. The ambulance team arrived at the scene and found that the elderly had no vital signs. The team immediately rescued the patient and sent him to the hospital for emergency treatment.

In hot summer, morning exercise is prone to leading to cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. The elderly should exercise according to their physical condition. Do not exercise too early or too much. Usually doing Tai Chi, walking or doing exercises would be fine.

In addition to paying attention to the methods of exercise, it is necessary for middle-aged and elderly people to have certain first-aid knowledge. If you experience dizziness, headache, or severe chest pain and tightness during morning exercise, you should take some rest immediately. If you have severe pain or tightness in your chest, dizziness, headache, or weakness, it is best to seek medical treatment immediately or call 120.