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Too much exercise: Is it bad for you?

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It is a well-known fact that exercise promotes good health and it should be performed regularly. However, an article from the British Medical Journal suggests that too much exercise may be bad for you.

In the article, American cardiologists James O’Keefe and Carl Lavie, who are avid runners, advise exercise enthusiasts to limit their exercises to 30 to 50 minutes per day. The doctors also warn that running marathons and joining Ironman events should only be done occasionally.

 

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Too much exercise can sometimes even lead to death because, according to the studies analyzed by the researchers, intense exercise can overwork and damage the heart. The cardiac tissues are torn, stretched, and scratched, raising the odds of dangerous changes in the heart’s rhythm and effectively shortening a person’s lifespan.

There is also another study which showed that although runners and marathoners are more likely to have longer lives, only those who ran moderately, around 5 to 20 miles per week, benefited from running. In fact, slow joggers were more likely to benefit from running than long distance runners — slow jogging increases life expectancy, a fact that proves that the unique effects of exercise can be best obtained through moderate exercise.

 

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These studies only show that even exercise should be done, as with all things in life, in moderation.

 

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Leave the holiday bulk to Santa

That people love to eat is a universal truth. It is why, on average, people spend six years of their entire lives eating. During the holidays, when family members from out of and around the country meet up and eat together, you tend to eat—a lot.

 

 

Combined with the fact that you tend to exercise less during the holiday season, especially in the colder States, this holiday overeating contributes to rising US obesity rates and usually translates to higher medical bills owing to diseases due to obesity.

To control overeating during the holidays, here are some tips that people can follow:

Drink more water. Drinking a lot of water before eating can induce the feeling of fullness, thus preventing you from eating more than you need.

 

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Control your portions. Try sticking to eating smaller and healthier portions. Try to eat less carbs, sweets, and red meat, and more of the good stuff like vegetables and fruits.

Exercise. You don’t have to run a couple of miles in the snow just so you could get your daily exercise dose. Just being physically active can do. Dancing, playing with your children, or exercising at home can work wonders for your health.

Avoid alcohol. Alcohol decreases your inhibitions and increases your appetite, allowing for food binging sessions.

 

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As with all things, moderation is key. Leave the holiday bulk to Santa.

 

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