29 Jan '18, 8pm

6 running myths that are well and truly busted:

6 running myths that are well and truly busted:

Your heart will thank you for being a runner. It’s a large muscle, designed to be worked. As you get fitter the muscle gets more efficient and pumps blood more effectively with every beat. Risks for heart disease such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes are all reduced by running. A small study of endurance athletes in 2011 showed some changes to the right side of the heart after running a marathon. In 87 per cent the changes had resolved after a week. For the average runner there is nothing to be concerned about. Sudden death from cardiac arrest at marathons are tragic events but fortunately very rare, approximately one marathon runner in 259 000. These deaths are mostly from coronary heart disease or inherited heart conditions. See your GP if you have any concerns or a family history of heart problems and increase your training steadily.

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