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Intensive exercise may run the risk of AF

In an article for The Daily MailRoz Lewis reviews the link between intensive exercise and atrial fibrillation (the most common type of heart rhyhm disorder). She writes that "Mild to moderate exercise will help prevent AF by reducing obesity and blood pressure. But AF is an astonishing five times more common in middle-aged men who are lifelong marathon runners, long-distance rowers and cyclists, compared with individuals of the same age who don’t exercise as much."

In the article, AF Association Founder and CEO Mrs Trudie Lobban MBE observes that you can DETECT AF with a Simple Pulse Check. Visit our Know Your Pulse campaign pages to find out how.

Click here to read the full When being too fit can be BAD for you: Why too much exercise might not be a good thing... especially if you're tall article. 

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