The Real Danger of 'Too Much Exercise'

July 29, 2014 1:54 PM

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This article was co-authored by Dr. Michael Joyner, a physiologist and anesthesiologist at the Mayo Clinic. Is too much exercise bad for you?

The idea that extreme endurance exercise (e.g., exercising over an hour a day, racing multiple marathons in a lifetime, participating in Ironman distance triathlons) might be harmful for long-term heart health has gained traction in recent years. While studies claiming that too much exercise can be ...

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