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Marthon - Good and Bad for Heart

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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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Comments ( 2 )
  • Kevin from Treadmill Ratings & Reviews Tuesday, August 12, 2008

    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.)


  • Arun Gupta Tuesday, August 12, 2008

    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 :)


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