Jessie J on How She Exercises for Her Heart Condition; Singer Encourages Everyone To Stay Active [VIDEO]
Jessie J reveals how she exercises regularly to manage her heart condition. The singer shares on her social media the physical activities she does in order to get stronger each day.
The 29-year-old pop artist has a condition called Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW) which she inherited from her father who also got it from his father. Most cases of WPW are inherited from an affected parent because just one copy of an altered gene is enough for a person to contract the familial disorder.
This condition makes Jessie suffer shortness of breath and dizziness because of the presence of an electrical conduction pathway in her heart. With the singer's vocal range and powerful performance, many fans are surprised to know that actually has a disorder like this.
Sadly, the disorder does not go away. However, Jessie shared she has learned how to monitor her own body throughout the years of having the heart condition. She admits it has become a part of who she is after having to go through it ever since childhood, as per PEOPLE.com.
Jessie J has also learned to make herself stronger by constantly staying active and healthy. She reveals all that is thanks to her mother and father who never let her condition define her. In fact, they did not stop her from going to rehearsals even when she was hospitalized for operations so she was never treated like she was any different.
Instead, her parents have encouraged her to use her heart condition as her strength. Throughout the years, she now uses her voice spread awareness everyone who has an illness or who feels trapped by their disease.
Jessie J also inspires everyone not to be afraid of being "ugly" when working out and change the notion around the word. When one works out or goes to the gym, they should not worry about how they look. If looking ugly means one pushes hard to be stronger for their own wellness, then so be it.
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