With 2018 stretching out before us, shining with promise, many of us have made resolutions to be more active.
But people also give many reasons for not exercising: That there’s “not enough time,” or there’s a lack of facilities or “it’s just easier to sit and watch TV.” Recent media coverage of new research studies has added to this list of excuses, through headlines such as: “Excessive exercise may harm the heart.”
Is this really the case? Could exercise be bad for your heart? Is there such a thing as too much exercise?