It’s important for men to exercise but could they be overdoing it by trying to do triathlons, which have a lot more to them than the typical workout? It’s good to study this because exercising too much can be very dangerous. The body needs to be active but too much can exhaust it, and we become less flexible and able to work hard later in life.
- A recent study of triathlon’s death during the time frame of 2006-2015 has demonstrated that fatalities occurs mostly in males ages 45-50.
- The greatest number of deaths occurs at the end of the first part of the event which is the swimming leg.
- More than half of the autopsies in these deaths have shown that athletes had some kind of previous cardiovascular condition.
“Co-authors of the largest study to date of fatalities in U.S. amateur triathlon races say it underscores the need for middle-aged male participants, in particular, to undergo thorough evaluation for cardiovascular health.”