No, Endurance Exercise Won’t Kill You

September 12, 490 b.c

A small sample of cases of marathon-related deaths. Source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_marathon_fatalities

Does exercise pose an acute cardiovascular risk?

Long term exercise training and the heart: are the adaptations detrimental or beneficial?

From left to right, increasing levels of fibrosis (blue staining) in the heart

Endurance exercise and a longer life

Leisure-time running is shown to decrease death from all-causes and cardiovascular causes compared to non-running. Source https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4131752/

PhD candidate at the University of Florida — Science writing with a particular focus on exercise and nutrition interventions, aging, health, and disease.

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