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Let them be Willy-Nilly…

As a cardiologist and advocate for healthy living through exercise, the bleak news of rising childhood obesity hits me hard.  But as an endurance athlete well versed in the inflammatory effects of excessive exercise, and a coach of middle school children, recent news reports on the over-training of American youth is equally troublesome. The over-training of […]

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Do I exercise too much?

They have the look.  Their faces are chiseled; the cheekbones are easily visible because the body is devoid of fat.  Their eyes speak fatigue. They are not refugees. Have they been stricken with a calorie-eating tapeworm? No. They are middle-aged physicians conversing in the doctors lounge.  I see them pulling up their scrub bottoms to […]