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OCT 11, 2013 - Huffington Post

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Marathon Training: Runners Who Skip Proper Training, Stress Heart

Taking on a 42 kilometer race is no small feat, and researchers say that if you're less than fit or don't train properly, you could be stressing your heart. Published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, a new small study finds that recreational marathon running can damage the cardiac muscle, and the effect is particularly widespread among less-fit runners, or those who don't train properly. The good news: the heart bounces back, but it could take a little while. A research team from Université Laval evaluated 20 amateur marathon runners who participated in the Quebec City Marathon. Six ... Read More

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