Dangers Of Long Term Marathons – Beware

Medical News Today has just released a very interesting article about the dangers of long term marathons. This is definitely worth a read:

Cardiologists say that for optimum health we should limit vigorous exercise to between 30 and 50 minutes per day.

The researchers, from Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, USA, explained in the journal Heart that running for too long or too fast does not do more good to health than a moderately vigorous session of thirty to fifty minutes. Read more here…

Written by Christian Nordqvist
Copyright: Medical News Today

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One comment on “Dangers Of Long Term Marathons – Beware

  1. I just don’t know how much I buy into that… They say the heart returns to normal after seven days. There is also a lot missing from the report. They would have to account for which aerobic zone each marathoner ran in and for how long then work that into the data as well. I’m no marathoner anyway, but put me on a bike and four hours is a walk in the park… And I won’t be giving that up for an incomplete study.

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