Is your exercise routine causing serious damage to your heart?
A recent article in The New York Times shed light on some recent studies that have discovered the dangerous issue of heart scarring in older men with extensive experience in high-intensity exercise.
Over-exerting their heart to the point that scars developed and heightened their risk of fibrosis.
Long, Hard Training
The original study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology examined a group of incredibly fit older men.
These healthy men were between the ages of 26 and 67, all of whom had participated in high-endurance training for a significant portion of their adult life, either as a part of an Olympic or national distance running or rowing team or as a participant in over 100 marathons.
Based on that description, it sounds like these should be some of the healthiest, heartiest men in the nation.