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What is safer? Running a Marathon or Running with Scissors.

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Many of my fellow marathoners, triathletes and cyclists were surprised with yesterday’s headline “Marathons may be bad for your health“.   After last weeks story on exercise can be bad for some people, I thought to myself “Am I in a parallel universe?”.   I read a couple articles in leading papers on the study.  Scary words like heart scarring, artery calcium deposits and heart attacks ran wild.  It mentioned iniquitous deeds like running fast, long and often like they were comparable to chain smoking, eating fast food and being a couch potato.

After a got past the media sensationalism and looked deeper, there were some striking findings with the studies.  Enough to make you reevaluate your endurance lifestyle.  If not just because of the physical risks/benefits, but also the emotional, social and intellectual too.

Instead of giving you my options or other writer’s options, read the review article yourself…

http://cardionutrition.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/too-much-exercise-can-be-a-bad-thing.pdf

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