: Slackers rejoice. Too much exercise can kill you.



Jesda
12-01-12, 02:11 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2240711/Take-bit-easier-gym-Too-exercise-wear-heart.html



They warn that exercising intensely for more than an hour or two can damage the heart, causing its tissue to stretch, tear and scar and raising the odds of dangerous changes in heart rhythm.
Two studies recently presented at major medical conferences back up their argument that exercise, like many other things in life, is best done in moderation.
The first, co-written by one of the editorial’s authors, tracked the health of more than 50,000 people for up to 30 years.
The 14,000 runners in the study were 19 per cent less likely to have died than the others during this time.

However, closer analysis of the results revealed the longevity benefits to be limited to those who ran between five and 20 miles a week.
In contrast, those who ran more than that did not seem to fare any better than non-runners. The same study revealed running quickly to also be of little benefit, with those who fared best doing a ‘comfortable jog’ of 6-7mph.


I'd like to see a study focusing on cyclists. When I'm not sick (like this entire month) I try to do 12 miles every day or two, which is the distance it takes to go across the Missouri River, up the trail to the park, and back. I'm pretty sure my exercise routine falls under light to moderate since cycling is a very energy-efficient activity. I maintain a fairly slow 9-10 mph.

drewsdeville
12-01-12, 08:32 AM
Lol it's finally happened. Eating food kills you, not eating food kills you, drinking water kills you, not drinking water kills you, exposure to the world kills you, not enough exposure to the world kills you, not enough activity kills you, and now, finally, after all of these years we finally find out too much activity kills you!

WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!! OMGZ, RLY?

ted tcb
12-01-12, 09:28 AM
Jesda, are you able to actually cycle year round in St. Louis?

talismandave
12-01-12, 09:28 AM
Finally, a study that justifies my sedentary lifestyle!:thumbsup:

Now quick, find one that cigars are good for you and I'm all set!:D

MrHolland
12-01-12, 09:46 AM
I exercise often and intensely, because of this I'm able to perform at a high level. I'm proud to be walking around with a single digit body fat percentage and if I die before my time because of exercise,,,,,,,put me in my box without a shirt........LOL

----I nearly posted a pic of my body of art but decided not to at the last minute. Although not intended to be pornographic in nature, some may take an inappropriate pleasure in said pictures. If only I had a Cadillac tattoo!!!

rodnok01
12-01-12, 10:04 AM
I hate jogging... feels like I'm 90 when I get done. I can sprint, dig holes all day and ride a bike for 25 miles and don't feel half as bad. I get almost zero benefit from running..
That reminds me I have a pound of bacon to fry for a sandwich...later.

02603sec
12-01-12, 10:33 AM
53 yrs old. Run between 12 and 16 a week. Been at it for almost 40 years. The challenge? To do it when you dont feel like it, because thats an excuse. Once the excuses begin, there is no end to the downward slope. I will say that sex improves with age as dexterity and coordination improve with fitness.

Ranger
12-01-12, 11:29 AM
Lol it's finally happened. Eating food kills you, not eating food kills you, drinking water kills you, not drinking water kills you, exposure to the world kills you, not enough exposure to the world kills you, not enough activity kills you, and now, finally, after all of these years we finally find out too much activity kills you!

WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!! OMGZ, RLY?
Reminds me of a health freak we had at work many years ago. She'd walk around and inspect everyone's lunch and give you the old :tisk:. She finally got one of her "friends" to start exercising. After a few minutes on the exercycle, he had a heart attack and was dead before he hit the floor.

MrHolland
12-01-12, 12:21 PM
^^^Thats unfortunate!!

Jesda
12-01-12, 01:45 PM
Jesda, are you able to actually cycle year round in St. Louis?

Yes, except when there's snow on the ground. I seriously considered snow tires last year. I prefer bicycling when it's below-freezing outside. It encourages me to maintain my speed to stay warm (and alive).

Summers are full of mosquitoes and gnats and I end up getting a lot of protein in the form of bugs I've inhaled.

77CDV
12-01-12, 11:45 PM
Eat well, get plenty of rest, exercise daily, die anyway. :rofl:

Lord Cadillac
12-06-12, 02:51 PM
I jog about ten miles per week. Hopefully I'll live forevore...