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Intense Workouts Could be Worse than Moderate Routine

6:09 PM, Jun 5, 2012   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC - It might be easier than you think to slip into that summer swimsuit.

According to the Mayo Clinic, pushing too hard during your workout can actually hurt your health. Extreme exercise can scar your heart and cause an irregular heart beat.

The clinic's report says marathon runners and professional cyclists are five times more likely to have an irregular heart beat.

Instead, trainers say you should use a more moderate workout that's specific to your personal goals. Local personal trainer, Jamie Christmas, suggested a moderate workout and some other creative ways to keep your energy up all day are a good option for many people.

To hear his suggestions, click play in the video window.

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