By Sam Murphy on
Captain David Seath died from a suspected heart attack in this year’s London Marathon, aged just 31. In the wake of his tragic death, and headlines about the possible risks of excessive exercise, we investigate whether running can spell trouble for your heart.
There are many reasons running gives us a feel-good glow. There’s the endorphin rush, the stress relief, the sense of accomplishment and the knowledge we’re doing ourselves good. Countless studies, encompassing vast numbers of subjects – young and old, healthy and unhealthy (including heart attack survivors), slim and overweight – ...