When less (exercise) is more

Candis health editor, Karen Evennett shares the latest health update…

iStock_000016504244LargeIf you’re bored to tears hearing about how we should all be doing more exercise to help our hearts and brains – and reduce our risk of diabetes as well as multiple cancers, then the news that contrary to belief, taking more exercise may not be so good for you after all could be quite refreshing. But don’t bin your trainers just yet – the new research from the Mayo Clinic, links an increase in deaths from heart disease to excessive exercise (eg running more than 30 miles a week) – but only among people who’ve previously had a heart attack. The bottom line: most people with a history of heart disease should exercise for 30-40 minutes most days. But more than that could be risky. And remember to always check with your doctor before starting any new exercise regime.



One Response to When less is more

  1. Margaret Blincow says:

    I will try try again.maybe my luck will change?

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