Too Much of a Good Thing?
Exercise is important, right? Our bodies were made to move. Our muscles are made to stretch and our bones to bear weight. Exercise keeps our hearts healthy and our bodies trim. Exercise is important and most of us don’t get enough. However, can you get too much of a good thing?
Swedish research in almost 45,000 men found those who exercised intensely more than 5 hours per week at age 30 had a higher risk of developing atrial fibrillation compared to those that exercised less than an hour per week. Atrial fibrillation is an irregular, often fast heart rate that can cause poor circulation. This risk was even higher if they quit exercising later in life. However, walking and bicycling at older ages was associated with a lower risk for this type of heart problem.
So moderation, even in exercise, is important. The best is to get daily, moderate, regular exercise for a lifetime of healthy living.
Source: PositiveChoices.com. Used with permission.