Ep. 80: How Much Exercise Is Too Much From The Bioenergetic View? (Fitness vs. Health Part 1)

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In this episode we discuss:

  • The harmful effects of excess exercise 
  • Why increasing exercise beyond moderate amounts is NOT effective for weight loss 
  • The harmful effects of excessive endurance training on cardiovascular health 
  • How excess exercise can drive degeneration and contribute to various health issues 
  • How much exercise is “too much” 

2:37 – framing the question of where health and fitness meet from the bioenergetic view 

13:12 – how excess exercise can cause degeneration and contribute to various health conditions 

21:03 – what level of exercise is harmful for cardiovascular health 

29:55 – how the expensive tissue hypothesis applies to exercise 

45:14 – how excess exercise can steal energy from other areas of our physiology, and how this affects the calorie equation 

1:08:23 - can moderate-intensity endurance training for 25 minutes 3 days per week be too much? 

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