Bob Harper, personal trainer and host of the NBC show The Biggest Loser, shared on Instagram that he suffered from a heart attack two weeks ago.
“Well I guess you all heard what happened. Two weeks ago yesterday I had a heart attack. I am feeling better. Just taking it easy. I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of messages and support. It feels good to be cared about. I've been home for 8 days now. Again, THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I'm lucky to have such good friends and family to take care of me right now. ❤"
Harper stated in the past that his family has a history of heart problems. Regular exercise can reduce your risk of heart problems and help you live longer, but family history also plays a key role in heart health.
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Your genes can elevate your risk for high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Although the risk is low, exercise itself can also increase your risk of a heart attack. Most of that risk, though, is in the hours following a workout.
The experienced fitness trainer and TV star has appeared on 17 seasons of the NBC show The Biggest Loser show since 2004. He has helped a number of contestants lose weight by working out and eating healthier. Harper has also written three best-selling books on the topic.
Harper has more than 20 years of experience helping people get fit and lose weight.
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