When Exercise Hurts

Nursing & rehab in Chicagoland The doctors, news outlets, and everyone else tells us that exercise is good, do it 5 times a week at 30 minutes a time and exercise helps our health in many different ways.

But what if we’re harming ourselves?

In cases where exercisers are training chronically or exerting more than their body can handle, that’s when it’s hurting one’s heath. Healthy exercise is exercising at a level, intensity and frequency that your body can handle.

“Chronic extreme endurance efforts, like marathons, ultra-marathons, and long-distance triathlons, can cause cardiovascular damage over time,” says researcher James H. O’Keefe, MD, director of preventive cardiology at the Mid America Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Health System,Kansas City. “Healthier exercise patterns involve not such extreme duration or intensity.”

Moderation is key in exercising. It’s best to consult a doctor before starting any exercise or training programs, and it’s important to listen to your body. For more health tips and news, visit our website

The doctors, news outlets, and everyone else tells us that exercise is good, do it 5 times a week at 30 minutes a time and exercise helps our health in many different ways.

But what if we’re harming ourselves?

In cases where exercisers are training chronically or exerting more than their body can handle, that’s when it’s hurting one’s heath. Healthy exercise is exercising at a level, intensity and frequency that your body can handle.

“Chronic extreme endurance efforts, like marathons, ultra-marathons, and long-distance triathlons, can cause cardiovascular damage over time,” says researcher James H. O’Keefe, MD, director of preventive cardiology at the Mid America Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Health System,Kansas City. “Healthier exercise patterns involve not such extreme duration or intensity.”

Moderation is key in exercising. It’s best to consult a doctor before starting any exercise or training programs, and it’s important to listen to your body. For more health tips and news, visit our website http://plumgrovenursing.com/.

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