Excessive exercise hurts the heart

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Excessive exercise hurts the heart

Post by hoosegow » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:12 am

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/artic ... tists.html

"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."

I've been saying for years - cardio hurts the heart.
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Re: Excessive exercise hurts the heart

Post by NightFaLL » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:15 pm

I've always thought marathon running was dumb, personally.

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Re: Excessive exercise hurts the heart

Post by Jungledoc » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:20 pm

Cardio also hurts the brain.
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Re: Excessive exercise hurts the heart

Post by stuward » Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:19 am

Jungledoc wrote:Cardio also hurts the brain.
As much as I think that long duration cardio is counter productive, I haven't heard this. It's the endorphin rush that chronic cardio fans are looking for and it is addictive. I haven't heard that it's harmful though.

Here's a related article. http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/sci ... ners-high/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Excessive exercise hurts the heart

Post by Jungledoc » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:03 am

If I use a squirrel-cage machine for more than a minute my brain starts aching. Maybe it's my mind that hurts. Whatever, I can't stand it and have to quit.
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