About a month ago research coming out of the Mayo Clinic, reported that people who work out for seven and a half hours per week are more likely to develop heart disease and contribute to an earlier death. In other words, if you workout three times more than the recommended physical activities guideline you have a 27% higher risk of developing coronary artery calcification.
The study tracked the exercise habits of 3175 participants over 25 years. The study found that those who exercise more than 7.5 hours per week, it was suggested that high levels of exercise over time caused stress on the arteries, leading to higher coronary artery calcification (also known as CAC) by the time they reached middle age. These participants were compared to those who failed or met to reach the recommended weekly workout time of 150 minutes.
Additionally, it was found that white men were more likely to develop the condition when they exceeded the physical activity recommendation amount.
Don’t go canceling all of your gym memberships yet. The important issue that is that most people aren’t getting enough exercise. The population of those getting ‘too much’ exercise far exceeds those that are not. Exercise is good for you and your heart.
You would have to go to extremes to reach these types of minutes to exercise over 7.5 hours per week while working out extremely hard during each of those minutes.
In conclusion, the researchers themselves even admitted that the certain type of buildup in the artery may not be life-threatening. Sure build-up of any type in the heart isn’t good, but people are more likely to die from something else, so don’t stop working out.
Workout for you and your goals. Eat a healthy diet and don’t immediately think this research means you can Netflix it up for hours on end every single day.
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