After the rather large boom of runners and endurance athletes appears, new studies indicate that too much exercise may actually be bad for you. The exact cases vary based on various factors, but this study goes into detail on how current extreme cardiovascular exercises may actually be detrimental to certain individuals. Furthermore, individuals who have continued to perform heavy endurance exercises over long periods of time have shown that they are, in fact, not quite out of the ballpark in regards to health factors, and that instead of avoiding all health problems, bring themselves into the possibility of other health issues in the future. Regular exercise is beneficial, but too much may be detrimental instead. Further studies are being conducted at the moment, but this is what we know so far.

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Key Points:

  • 1Moderate exercise, ranging from at least 90 minutes per week, has a variety of positive effects on our bodies, our happiness, and our longevity.
  • 2In the 1980s, extreme endurance running and exercising became very popular. However, exercising for longer periods of time has diminishing marginal returns in terms of positive effects on your life.
  • 3In fact, extreme endurance runners and trainers can have heart problems. Some may even be more likely to die younger because of these habits and possible addictions.


It seems that a dose-response relationship between exercise and benefit gained exists and that some is good but more may not always be better.

Read the full article at: http://breakingmuscle.com/endurance-sports/endurance-training-is-bad-for-your-heart

Other Sources: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26607287

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