How much exercise is too much? 

Exercise is vital, but it's important to know when to slow down
Exercise is vital, but it's important to know when to slow down Credit: Film still - Run, Fatboy, Run

Exercise, like nutrition and sleep, is vital for a healthy existence. It keeps our bodies running smoothly, helps fend off diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular problems, and boosts our mental health, too. 

But it's possible to get too much. From achy bones to an unhealthy addiction to muscle breakdown, there's a tipping point when physical exertion stops being beneficial. Unfortunately, that point is unique to each of us, so knowing how to read the signs is essential. 

A recent study, published in the journal, established that heavy physical activity in middle-aged men leads to the presence of increased plaque in the coronary arteries. When plaque breaks free,...

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