18 July 2017

There is such a thing as too much of a good thing

There is such a thing as too much of a good thing, certainly in the case of doing exercise. A recent review of published data demonstrates that folks who exercise excessively – for instance by running or working out in hot conditions for more than two hours at 60% VO2max – put their health at risk. Increasing the duration and intensity of exercise may result in damage to the cells of the intestine, causing leaks that allow pathogens to enter the bloodstream and cause acute or chronic health problems.


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