NBC Sports: Fans can get sick from stressing out while watching sports

“When you stay at a high stress level, stress can cause us to become sick,” says Kate Chard, PhD, a professor at the UC College of Medicine and a stress expert at the UC Health Stress Center. “‘I’m gonna have a heart attack with this team.’ Well … there’s a reason for that!”

Chard recently spoke with NBC Sports about the stress of being a sports fan, particularly as the NBA and NHL playoffs are set to begin.

She discussed some simple things fans can do to de-stress during a game.

Watch the full NBC Sports video.

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