oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Running and the heart: Does physical activity assure CHD immunity?

Volume 16, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



Much has been written in the medical literature of the presumed health consequences of intensive and prolonged leisure physical activities such as long distance running, cycling and skiing, and of occupations associated with high levels of physical activity such as longshoremen, bus conductors and lumberjacks. jogging has been widely recommended as a form of exercise for the rehabilitation of persons who have suffered heart attacks. However, before advocating running as the answer to CHD, the data supporting this notion should be critically reviewed.

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