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    The benefits of keeping fit are undeniable, it can help with anxiety and depression, help you reach or maintain a healthy weight and reduce your risks related to any affliction. However, It turns out too much exercise is worse for your heart than not being active enough.

    Researchers investigated the link between exercise and atherosclerosis - the fat buildup in arteries that can lead to more serious problems including heart attacks.

    The length and size of the study is nothing to sniff at with 3,175 men and women observed over the course of 25 years.

    HOWEVER, the data also confirmed that people who didn't exercise enough were more likely to have type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure

    The US department of Heath's exercise guidelines recommend at least 2 hours and 30 minutes a week of moderate exercise or 1 hour and 15 minutes of strenuous aerobic workouts.

    You can read the story here.

    What do yo make of this? Do you feel you exercise enough or too much? What do you do to keep fit?

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    OMG WHAT i'm gon die
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    The actual paper says you've got to do 3x the recommended amount to be of risk of this. That's over 6 and a half hours of exercise a week of moderate exercise. Which is a lot and further more this is more likely to be in long distance runners

    So run very long distances for 25 years and you may get this at a slightly higher rate. But you'll have a very low chance of diabetes, high blood pressure etc. I'd choose the over exercising route tbh
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    Benefits outweigh risks by a large margin.
 
 
 
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