So, you skipped another day of working out to binge watch old episodes of Friends on Netflix? Fear not, you may be doing your self a favor.
Believe it or not a new study came out and said that you can overdose on working out. Keep in mind, doctors do recommend, and even prescribe, working out as a form of health care, as it helps mitigate some issues, including depression. But just like a pill that the doctor prescribes, you can overdose on working out.
Here is what the study found
The study, conducted in Chicago, evaluated three different groups over a 25 year period.
Researchers found that white men who were extremely active had an 86 percent chance of accumulating arterial plaque in the heart by the time they reached 50. White women also fared poorly in the study, but the exact percentage of women who developed arterial plaque is not clear.
African-American men, on the other hand, fared much better and did not accumulate arterial plaque after strenuous workouts.
During the study, researchers split the test group into three groups and conducted several exams over the course of two and a half decades.
The groups were categorized by people who exercised less than 150 minutes per week, around 150 minutes a week, and more than 450 per week.
So before you decide to sit down to another binge session with 2 liter of pop and a Party Pack of Doritos, the study DOES NOT say to stop working out. Just cut it back a bit. Give your body a rest. And above all, ask your doctor what a good program would look like.