The Potential Risks and Benefits of High Intensity Exercise: A Brief Review

  • Sean Swearingen none
  • Kim Allan Williams Sr
Keywords: Acute coronary syndrome, Sudden Cardiac Death, high intensity exercise

Abstract

Despite extensive research demonstrating the clinical benefits of exercise, the possibility of adverse effects from high intensity exercise causes patients to shy away from achieving the full cardiac benefits of physical activity. Although it is possible for high intensity exercise to lead to cardiac complications, for the average American the benefits far outweigh the risks. By understanding the possible pathology that can develop with high intensity exercise, and evaluating who is truly at risk for harmful events related to intense exercise, most individuals can return to their physical activity of choice with the knowledge that they are improving their health and are at minimal risk of self-harm.

Published
2020-07-20
How to Cite
Swearingen, S., & Williams Sr, K. (2020). The Potential Risks and Benefits of High Intensity Exercise: A Brief Review. International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention, 2(2), 5. Retrieved from https://ijdrp.org/index.php/ijdrp/article/view/181
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