Intense exercise can be harmful for some people

The American Heart Association (AHA) released a statement suggesting that people with heart conditions and those who don't exercise regularly may have an increased risk of cardiovascular events when they exercise vigorously.

They also suggest that people with sedentary lifestyles should develop a lifestyle in which they practice progressive and intense exercise. It is important for people with heart conditions to speak to a doctor before starting an exercise program, regardless of its intensity.

The study notes that growing awareness of the health benefits of exercise has encouraged many people to be more active and play more sports. However, this also increases the number of people who perform high intensity exercises and for whom their bodies are not prepared.


Studies have definitely shown the importance of physical activity for a healthy life. Exercise carries a wide variety of benefits, including reducing the risk of major physical health problems and providing mental health benefits.

Specifically, an article in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology suggests that physical activity can reduce the risk of cardiovascular mortality by 35% and mortality, in general, by 33%. On the other hand, an article in the British Journal of Pharmacology suggests that exercise is "so effective" that it should be considered "a medicine".

The authors of the new scientific statement point out that as this information has become more known and accepted, more people are exercising. And this also includes an increase in people who practice it more intensively.


There is no doubt that exercise provides many health benefits, but it can also carry some risks for certain groups of people.

In this regard, Professor Barry A. Franklin, chairman of the new statement's drafting committee, explained: "Exercise is medicine and there is no doubt that moderate to vigorous physical activity is beneficial for cardiovascular health." . However, high intensity exercise can be especially demanding on a person's cardiovascular system.

The updated scientific study took into account more than three hundred studies when making its recommendations. So make it clear that for the vast majority of people, exercising more is important. This is mainly because the benefits far outweigh the risks.

However, for people who are not physically active and those with underlying medical conditions, exercising significantly more intensely could increase the risk of cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks.
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