CODI 2016: Exercise is Bad for You

August 5, 2016 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Europe/London Timezone
The Stand in the Square, Edinburgh
£8 (£6 concession)

Exercise is Bad for You

Often described as a “Polypill” against a variety of illnesses and diseases, is exercise really the elixir for health?

Can exercise prematurely wear out your joints? Does excessive training increase the risk of coughs and colds? Does prolonged exercise impair your heart’s function? Furthermore can exercise lead to addictive behaviour?

Finally it is suggested that, in a lifetime, we have a fixed number of heartbeats; therefore does increasing our heart rate through exercise shorten our lifespan?

Participate in a discussion with life scientist Derek Ball about whether exercise is as good for you as we are led to believe.

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Derek Ball, Associate Professor in Applied and Integrative Physiology at Heriot-Watt University.

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Find out more about the show on the 25 Days of CoDI blog here: 

25 Days of CoDI: Day 2