Rio Olympics - What Happens If We Exercise Too Much?

OTTAWA, June 27, 2016 /CNW/ - In order to prepare for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, athletes must be in the best physical condition of their lives. They must train relentlessly and push their bodies to the absolute limit. Being physically active generally improves your health, but are there consequences of athletic excellence?

What impact does the intense training of Olympians have on their health? How do we know if we are exercising too much? What is the optimal range of physical activity?

CIHR-funded researcher Dr. Jack Goodman is available to speak about his research on the impact of excessive long-term exercise on the heart, as well as how to determine appropriate limits of exercise.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of Canada's health research investment agency. CIHR's mission is to create new scientific knowledge and to enable its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened health care system for Canadians. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and support to more than 13,000 health researchers and trainees across Canada.

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SOURCE Canadian Institutes of Health Research

For further information: To book an interview with Dr. Jack Goodman, please contact: David Coulombe, Media Relations, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 613-941-4563,


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