by Alejandra "Alex" Ruani — Get free science updates here.
It’s happening: more people are moving. Frantically.
In the UK alone, the fitness industry grew to a massive £4.08 billion per year, thousands of fitness apps are developed every month, and a brand new fitness facility opens every other day (TLDCi, 2014).
More of us are cycling, running, walking, getting stronger, and becoming increasingly passionate about training.
But the question is: can you be overdoing it?
Could exercising too much cancel out all of its health benefits? Or even worse, shorten your lifespan?
How much exercise is too much?
Grab “Can Too Much Exercise Shorten Your Lifespan?” below:
Conveniently download this 26-page science report. Contains links to extra reading materials and scientific references.
Topics covered in this report:
- Faster, better, stronger…
- Is exercise really that good?
- Graph: The wonders of moving
- Is a little bit of exercise useless?
- Is too much exercise dangerous?
- Sudden cardiac arrest
- Should you exercise less?
- The Metabolic EquivalenT
- Different activity, different MET
- Computing your own MET
- What’s the right dose of exercise?
- The peak of benefits
- Marathon. Triathlon. Tour de France.
- Embracing the Olympian in you
- The ideal dose for a longer life
- How long vs. how intense
- Vigorous exercise is good
- Your key takeaways
- Learn more
- References and resources
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Once you've had the chance to read, I'd love to know...
What’s your weekly MET? And where do you fall in the “Longevity Benefit” table on slide 18?
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Alex Ruani leads the research division at The Health Sciences Academy, where she and her team make sense of complex scientific literature and translate it into easy-to-understand practical concepts for students. She is a Harvard-trained scientific researcher who specialises in cravings and appetite neurobiology, nutrition biochemistry, and nutrigenomics. Besides investigating and teaching the latest advances in health and nutrition science, Alex makes it easier to be smarter with her free Science Catch-ups every other Thursday.
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