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Old 10-11-2013, 07:46 PM   #21
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Read an interesting article recently that said there is mounting evidence that 'chronic cardio' can cause thickening of the heart muscle which can lead to atrial fibrillation.

I'm sorry I don't have a link to the article, or even remember where specifically I read it, but it basically said the human body isn't made to pound out mile after mile of running. Our physiology is meant for short sprints (chasing or being chased) followed by lots of walking. The article also quoted a number of backing studies. Said that in addition to the heart problems, joints wear out faster from the constant pounding.

The conclusion recommended an upper limit per week for cardio and stressed that vigorous walking is healthier for you in the long run than things like CrossFit and endurance running which both put tremendous stress on the body.
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:30 PM   #22
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Read an interesting article recently that said there is mounting evidence that 'chronic cardio' can cause thickening of the heart muscle which can lead to atrial fibrillation.

I'm sorry I don't have a link to the article, or even remember where specifically I read it, but it basically said the human body isn't made to pound out mile after mile of running. Our physiology is meant for short sprints (chasing or being chased) followed by lots of walking. The article also quoted a number of backing studies. Said that in addition to the heart problems, joints wear out faster from the constant pounding.

The conclusion recommended an upper limit per week for cardio and stressed that vigorous walking is healthier for you in the long run than things like CrossFit and endurance running which both put tremendous stress on the body.
Sounds like Mark's Daily Apple to me (Primal Blueprint fitness is walk a lot, lift 2 or 3 times a week, and sprint occasionally, play often.)
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:17 PM   #23
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Read an interesting article recently that said there is mounting evidence that 'chronic cardio' can cause thickening of the heart muscle which can lead to atrial fibrillation.

I'm sorry I don't have a link to the article, or even remember where specifically I read it, but it basically said the human body isn't made to pound out mile after mile of running.
Here's a very in-depth article on the subject. I didn't have the patience to read the entire thing but I skimmed it to get the gist and it seems to argue along similar lines.

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/...disease-part-i

Now let the argument begin as to how much is good and how much is too much.
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Read most of the replies when got home from surgery, re-read now and think I'm coherent enough to respond! Turns out there were 4 pieces of bone so surgery was definitely a good option. For those who have to choose, I'd say do you want to trade a few weeks of piercing sharp pain when you move wrong (no surgery) for what I think will be a few days of a dull continuous ache in your shoulder/neck like it was hammered (surgery).

Thanks to all who responded; I'm encouraged that my attitude is reinforced by many of us here: keep going but be careful. That's what bugs me the most about this crash; I have no idea how it happened. I'm anxious to return to the scene to figure it out but DW has me on a short leash and it's a 2 mile hike in to the location and 2 back out.

I'm not doing the exercise for longevity (directly). It's to feel good and be healthy, which at the level I'm at works for me (~5-6 hours a week). It's a pleasure to get queried by nurse for surgery and be able to say no meds, BP good and so forth. Used to donate platelets monthly and they gave a courtesy post card with cholesterol, I could just about predict it based on exercise I'd been doing. So apparently Mom and Dad did their part (genetics) and I have to do mine by getting the exercise. DW and I are very fortunate in many ways, health being only one. Hope all have a good weekend, or at least for those to whom weekends are still significant markers!
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These days after vigorous exercise even my eyelashes hurt.
Lordy! Good thing I don't work myself too hard, for I still have a head full of hair. That would cause a helluva headache.
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Lordy! Good thing I don't work myself too hard, for I still have a head full of hair. That would cause a helluva headache.


Did I tell you that my hair hurt so bad it has all fallen out. Let's hope my eyelashes stay in place.

H20Dude, thanks for the update, and I hope you recover quickly from your surgery. I've been through surgery on both shoulders to remove bone spurs and the results were fantastic. (That was 10 years ago)
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Hi H20Dude, good to see you are back with us. Happy healing!
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