Cardiologist on Peter Attia podcast

Anyone listen to Peter Attia’s interview with cardiologist James O’Keefe? O’Keefe’s description of the damage excessive exercise can cause a person’s heart was a bit unnerving. He refers to it as a “reverse J curve” where exercise improves health up to a point, but more than that causes harm. The surprising part was how low the amounts were that he recommended - 15 miles of running each week. I’m not a runner, but that seems like about 2-3 hours. He also says only a small chunk of this should be at high intensity. I’m guessing nearly everyone reading this would fall outside of his recommendations. Think this is legit or alarmist? If you think it’s legit, will you ignore it anyway? I’m curious about how people balance health vs. desire to be faster.

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