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Is it possible for someone to work out too much to the point where it's bad for his or her health?

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January 05, 2008 5:55PM

Work-out activity is un-efficient after an hour. After an hour you loose more than you gain. Like any other sport activities it is recommended to eat well to rest enough time between activities and to sleep good in order to let the body recover. In general, if you are healthy you can work-out as long as you can. If you have a medical problem it is a different story. To verify that you are healthy, HMO style check-ups are not enough. You should ask you Dr. to refer you to an AKG stress test (treadmill test) where you should tell the operator that you want to run up to maximum heart rate. It is also recommended to get an Echo-Doppler Diagnosis.