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Getting too much exercise can lead you to an early grave that's the finding in a new study published online in the journal hearts.
Doctors have long said that daily exercise can lead to a longer healthier life.
But the study finds that intense work out that last more than an hour each day can actually kill you.
That includes avid runners in tri athletes who may believe wrongly that those demanding workouts are making them healthier.
The researchers say too much exercise can cause calcium to block your arteries can also rapidly -- your heart.
The study's author recommends that people limit high intensity exercise to somewhere between thirty and fifty minutes today.
Joining us now is doctor Dennis Goodman he is -- associate professor at the University of San Diego and the faculty member at the cardiology.
Division at NYU we've got these people doctor on our staff for instance is one guy rob Ricardo he runs like a thousand miles a day.
And he's very proud of himself and we're all very proud of him but we're we're all Ortiz is gonna drop dead.
Know what hippocrates said 4400 years ago the brought play to nutrition and exercise not too much and not too little that's the safest way.
Exercise of the most important thing that you can do full health.
It reduces heart disease -- attacks and strokes.
It reduces obesity and diabetes.
Dementia depression psychological -- but there's a subset of people that overdo it.
When giving you ought to do something and it -- success that this potential for halt its bucket truck.
Medications not enough you know couldn't get the benefit too much you can have -- so if -- -- goes out runs of fifty miles a day.
Is that too much for Robert part of what gets the interesting thing we talked about people who go 25 to a hundred miles a week.
Then maybe hurting themselves in the long run what we've shown is that this pressure on the -- sustained pressure.
And effect is damage to what he called my caught him so that you get scarred.
Proud moment -- of a long time can put you at risk.
Play reviews and even fatal sudden death and income when you're like 2728.
Years old you're not gonna think about that when you get to be my age what's gonna happen is that you don't get to be my problem is this such a lot of endorphins released that ensconced -- -- And -- not to say that they aren't better off than someone who doesn't make -- let's remember that they gonna live longer than anybody that doesn't make suspects the excess men so.
-- -- be good for your joints either I think that's another Hillary absentee not.
But we know these -- that you know question you should be exercising it's the most important lifestyle you compete with nutrition.
But a couple of three miles a day is funny -- two -- actually what the key isn't thirty to forty minutes of aerobic exercise every day.
Four and six miles an hour easy not what's so this is the good news about that study you don't have to overdo it may have.
You only have to do over -- -- overdo anything that to keep a lot about moderation it's about common sense including working so he's worked too much that's no good but enjoy it all right thanks though.
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