Research Shows Exercise Could Kill You

by Christopher Paul on February 26, 2011

Well, not exactly. But someone did a study that showed cycling to work – which is tremendously popular in London – could increase your risk of heart attack.

In a new sliding scale of everyday risks that prove the ‘final straw’ in bringing on a heart attack, spending time in traffic – as a driver, cyclist or commuter – tops the list because of factors including stress and exposure to pollution.

But of these, cyclists are in greatest danger because they are more heavily exposed to pollution and are subjecting themselves to another major heart attack trigger, exercise.

That’s right, exercise can trigger a heart attack. That’s why I gave up going to the gym and eat cheeseburgers instead while I smoke on the couch and watch TV all day and night. I’ll live longer.

Heart attacks: Cycling to work is one of biggest causes – Mail Online via The Awl

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