Listen to Your Body, Over-exercise Can Kill You
The Earl of Derby once remarked that “Those who don’t take time for wellness, will eventually have to make time for sickness.” Like many doctors, I too have advised patients and readers to exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle. Now, Dr. Maureen Brogan, associate professor of medicine at New York Medical College, reports that intense, repetitive, motion exercise can cause rhabdomyolysis. And in rare cases it can kill.
NYMC faculty: Maureen E. Brogan, M.D., associate professor of medicine