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Old 06-05-2012, 11:58 AM   #1
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Excess exercise 'hurts the heart' and cause dangerous long-term harm, say scientists | Mail Online

Excess exercise 'hurts the heart' and cause dangerous long-term harm, say scientists

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Extreme exercise such as marathons may permanently damage the heart and trigger rhythm abnormalities, warn researchers.

They say the safe ‘upper limit’ for heart health is a maximum of an hour a day - after which there is little benefit to the individual.

A review of research evidence by US physicians says intensive training schedules and extreme endurance competitions can cause long-term harm to people’s hearts.

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Old 06-05-2012, 12:20 PM   #2
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Well, I guess that I dont have anything to worry about!
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:21 PM   #3
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I think this is the key points to the artical and people shouldn't get freaked out but understand why people say "Check with your Doc first."

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Activities such as marathons, iron man distance triathlons, and very long distance bicycle races may cause structural changes to the heart and large arteries, leading to lasting injury.

Lead author Dr James O’Keefe, of Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, said exercise was generally beneficial for health but could tip into becoming harmful when taken to excessive lengths.
Good read Steve. ^5
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How many people have they studied? Who did they study?


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