Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Will Working Out Too Much Kill You? Study Says Yes!

Working out too much and being in perfect shape could kill you according to a scientific study from the University of Illinois.

The study found that for White men that worked out more than 450 hours a week (60+ minutes a day) their risk for increasing the risk of build up of plague in the heart arteries by 86%.

Those who worked out consistently for decades, since say 18 were 26% more likely to have coronary artery calcification (CAC).

CAC increase additional risks associated with heart failure and other cardiovascular deaths.

What we learn from the study is that working out too much can impact your health over a long period of time. The body doesn't seem to be designed for such sustain pressure and stress that is needed for growth. Instead of working out a few hours a day we may want to adjust our eating to augment the lost time and keep workouts around 1 hour a day for 7 days or 2 hours each session at 3 sessions per week.

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