Marthon - Good and Bad for Heart

Even though you can train injury-free but Marathon running is not risk-free. Read how marathon running damages your heart.

I participated in a study conducted by Dr Suzanne Miller of Stanford University School of Medicine Hospital on "The Effect of Endurance Exercise on the Cardiac Function of Recreational versus Professional Athletes". She is quoted in the article "If I saw them in the emergency department, I would tell them they had a heart attack". It's scary, so read on!

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I agree that marathon running may be too strenuous on the heart. But walking or running at a slow pace has proven to reduce the risk of heart attack by as much as 45%. Regular cardio exercise along with a healthy diet prevents the buildup of bad cholesterol in the arteries and reduces the formation of blood clots. (I am 56 years old and had 5 bypasses last year. I walk at least an hour each day with my dogs or on the treadmill.)

Posted by Kevin from Treadmill Ratings & Reviews on August 12, 2008 at 02:50 AM PDT #

Kevin,

I totally agree upon the benefits of regular running. That's why I'm into running and have completed 2 1/2 & 2 full marathons. Hopefully many more to come :)

Posted by Arun Gupta on August 12, 2008 at 04:29 AM PDT #

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