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Exercise Causes Heart Damage

An article by Jenny Heart at Mail Online says that researchers have found a negative connection between exercise and heart damage.  Alright, it is referring to marathoners and iron man contestants but this might be the excuse I need to finally avoid exercise for any significant amount of time. 

I know several people who are into the marathon and extreme endurance sports.  They are definitely damaging their bodies.  Mostly in reference to their feet.  I've never seen so much toe damage on someone who didn't have frostbite. 

The research claims that extreme endurance activities cause scarring of heart tissue which can lead to abnormal heart rhythm.  The condition is called Phidippides cardiomyopathy after the original marathoner who, ironically, died after completing the first marathon.

So, a word to the wise: stop exercising so much.

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