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Our top story tonight challenging well just about everything you know about your help.
Conventional wisdom is out the window tonight as our next guest says too much exercise.
Can be just as damaging to your health.
And -- a cheeseburger no kidding Kevin -- -- senior editor and writer for the Wall Street Journal joins me now with his findings.
Kevin thanks for coming on the show we were shocked by your story how is it possible.
That running a marathon.
Extreme exercise can be bad for you.
Jerry -- as you know the exercise movement has has been underway for decades and and if it's known that exercise as a powerful Madison maybe the most powerful -- we've ever found.
But unlike other Madison we've never really asked.
It can you -- is as is there such -- thing as too much and so just now.
Researching as emerging and -- controversial but it suggests that that there is.
Such thing as an overdose.
Well you know it's a list of things that I see here scarring of the heart muscle.
A -- me an irregular heartbeat.
-- your arteries get clogged arteries get clogged by too much exercise I just don't understand.
Well the the the Howell.
Unknown and it remains.
Prospect let them -- one thought is that.
On the exercise well why you're exercising you're at it causes inflammation inflammation is -- known.
Cause of heart disease.
So if you're if you're never allowing.
Your your muscles and your arteries arteries to to recover and then.
And along inflammation can lead to -- scarring and plaque and while the coronary orders another theory which is that cheeseburgers actually are to blame.
Is is that runners who who are chronic marathon -- work off so many calories that -- long thought I can eat whatever I want.
So -- felt so it may be that among our heaviest consumers a cheeseburgers are marathon.
There could be some confluence of -- -- exactly the British journal of -- editorial said running too fast too far for too many years -- -- one's progress toward the finish line a lot.
Is there a level at which too much reading is dangerous.
So there are there're there are new mortality studies.
Looking out -- vs non runners and as you would expect.
Runners live about seven years longer than non runners -- But recently -- started to it to Parse the runners on what they find is that beyond about thirty miles a week.
That looks as though.
Runners are dying at about the same age as non -- -- is that they're not there there's not thought they viewed her.
So that you you go out when you start exercising your your -- these tremendous benefits but the more you get into -- you can sort of chronic.
-- that curve and start heading back toward production working against them out benefits.
Kevin you -- I'm thinking here so.
I don't have to run a marathon -- -- feel guilty about that anymore that that was on my bucket list I haven't done it it's okay.
But can I display and the caption -- think.
That is that that's exactly interpretation that the medical profession that's concerned about that's what I kind of don't want.
A lot of attention drawn to -- -- My my.
Thought about it is that when you get into the running community when you get into the triathlon community.
They're there is a mentality that more is always better and that's actually kind of peer pressure to always do more so I think.
You know if if if you go out Enron and and you and you -- -- runners at first question and ask if have you done a marathon and and you sort of treated as though you're not a real runner if you haven't and so now I think that to people who are doing -- modestly.
I don't have to feel like that one out if they're not doing Iron Man distance triathlon or or marathon well -- Addicted to I mean that's the other point I think is that people love that high you get from extreme exercise.
They -- -- get it again and again but the reality is this some of these people these Iron Man triathlon say actually die from heart problems correct.
It if it's true.
That they do at the same time there're there are other reasons that that people do death.
And I you know people don't climb Mount Everest for the health benefits they know there's a list to -- and and -- and completing an Iron Man is as.
There's a tremendous challenge and while doing -- even if you are assuming some health rest.
You may be gaining tremendous psychological about -- You may be.
Spending your time during something construct as opposed to.
You know I didn't -- liners for example -- at a very idea that that there's a large association France and for people who are.
In recovery from addiction and how endurance exercise so.
At addictions go if you're going to be addict this is probably.
One of the better things you can.
-- I like your thinking thanks for coming on and exposing this -- Lot of people are talking about it interesting story thank you thank you.
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