Good in moderation: the threat of high physical activity after 40

Хорошо в меру: чем опасна высокая физическая активность после 40

Excessive fascination with physical exercise, especially in adulthood, more often harms than benefits. High loads can cause breakdown of joints. To such conclusion researchers from University of California San Francisco, wrote, “Magicforum”.

Scientists have found that people after 40 years should reduce the physical load. Otherwise, you can earn joint injury and development of osteoarthritis is one type of arthritis in which inflammation and destruction of cartilage tissue. Particularly at risk the Jogging along, installed by the experts.

The experiment involved 100 men and 136 women aged 45 to 55 years. The volunteers did not suffer from excess weight and complained about pain in the joints. Scientists have divided the respondents according to the intensity of physical activity into three groups – low, medium and high. All participants had MRI of cartilage, menisci and ligaments of the knee joint.

In the end, most of the damage in the knee joint was identified in people from the group with high physical activity. According to experts, over time, such damage can lead to the development of osteoarthritis.

Scientists suggest after 40 years to avoid the regular long runs or exercises in the form of jumps. The constant increased load on the feet can cause damage to the meniscus and cartilage and ligament injury. Doctors believe that much more useful in adulthood to swim or ride a bike.

Previously, scientists have concluded that moderate exercise twice a week reduces the risk of early death by 30%.