How Misleading Articles About Endurance Exercise Such As Running Can Really Damage Your Health!


Charleston, South Carolina, USA – WEBWIRE – Thursday, August 28, 2014

How Misleading Articles About Endurance Exercise Such As Running Can Really Damage Your Health!

Charleston, South Carolina, USA - There is a growing tendency for some health and fitness experts to say that endurance exercise such as running can damage your health.

The latest article from Fox News’ Dr. Jennifer Landa MD cites a number of influential studies to support her hypothesis including articles from the Journal of Applied Physiology [2011], the European Heart Journal [2011] and the American College of Cardiology [2010].

The number of scary articles are definitely increasing and according to Jim Kirwan, the creator of Get America Moving, it is a real shame as these articles are often confusing and misleading to the average American. Kirwan says that whatever levels of concern there may be, only applies at extreme levels of endurance and thus should be of little or no concern to the average American.

“Comparing world class marathon runners to Usain Bolt to illustrate the point may make a powerful illustration but if you think about it, this is not the world the vast majority of American live in. Even the twelve hours of exercise a week that Dr Landa was doing herself and used to illustrate her point is off the charts compared to the average American.”

“We need to be encouraging people to exercise, not confusing and scaring them. While I fundamentally disagree with her implied concerns about cardio or aerobic exercise, I do agree that both strength exercises and higher intensity exercise should be part of a well balanced and progressive exercise program. High intensity interval training [HIIT] can be very beneficial but you need to introduce it slowly and gradually taking your age, weight and current fitness level into account.

The Get America Moving website, http://www.getamericamoving.com is dedicated to helping you ease into the best shape of your life, regardless of your age, weight or current fitness level. You can do the free 30 Day Exercise Challenge at any time and you can find many great articles and videos on the website blog; http://www.getamericamoving.com/blog/. Just two examples include a short series on the importance of strength exercises and another called Cardio V HIIT: Which is Better?


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