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Endurance Exercise Is Bad For You?

Posted in Fat Loss, Guest Authors, Injuries, Media, Random Thoughts, Training, Training Females with tags , , , on January 25, 2012 by mboyle1959

I’ve been saying for years that I think endurance exercise is bad for you. I think the risk of injury outweighs the benefits. Now it appears that research agrees with me but for a far more significant reason. A sore knee is one thing but increased risk of heart attack? Take a look at this quote from the this article on the Mercola website.

“Clearly, when it comes to exercise, more is not always better. As I’ve learned in more recent years, the opposite is oftentimes true. Granted, this warning does not apply to the vast majority of people reading this, as most people are not exercising nearly enough. But it’s still important to understand that not only is it possible to over-exercise, but focusing on the wrong type of exercise to the exclusion of other important areas can actually do you more harm than good. Even if you don’t end up dying from sudden cardiac death during a race, years of marathon running can take a toll on your ability to achieve optimal health.”