Take it a bit easier in the gym: Too much exercise can wear out your heart


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Take it a bit easier in the gym: Too much exercise can wear out your heartModerate, regular exercise is beneficial but it is possible to do too muchExercising intensely for more than an hour can cause heart tissue to stretchRunning between two and five times a week is better than going every dayAnd, marathons should not be a regular challenge, rather done occasionally | UPDATED: 23:37 GMT, 29 November 2012 While moderate exercise like jogging is good for you, too much is bad for your heart It is the news that couch potatoes have been waiting for: too much exercise is bad for your heart.

Doing the garden or going for a walk is better for your health than relying on statins, study says


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Doing the garden or going for a walk is better for your health than relying on statins, study saysBeing physically fit reduces the risk of dying by two-thirds, US research says But combining statins with better fitness may improve survival rates still further | UPDATED: 08:40 GMT, 28 November 2012 Findings from US research suggest that doing more walking and gardening could help individuals with high cholesterol as much, if not more, than drugs Unfit people with high cholesterol levels would be better off gardening or going for a walk than taking pills, says a study.