Heart Patients Beware! Too Much Exercise May Be Harmful to Your Health
September 24, 2014
It’s a well-known fact that too little physical activity − being sedentary – is a real health risk. But did you know that too much can be bad for you too?
Through a 2014 study in the British Medical Journal, researchers analyzed the self-reported exercise activity of more than a thousand German patients with heart problems over the span of a decade. The surprising results: vigorous daily exercise appeared to double the risk of a heart attack or stroke, as compared to the risk associated with exercising two to four days a week. To be sure, risk of subsequent heart problems was even worse for those who exercised less or not at all.
For more study details, click here.