Maybe. But don't turn on the TV and settle onto your couch just yet.
Can years of strenuous exercise actually harm your heart? Possibly, if you take your workout regimen to the extreme. That’s one possible conclusion from a recent British medical study of extreme endurance athletes. Lifelong endurance runners, frequent marathon participants and alike showed early signs of scaring of heart muscle, which eventually can lead to irregular heart function and possible heart failure.
Ever considered Alpine Touring? The latest trend is taking skiers and gear companies by storm.
Did you ever hike up a mountain and enjoy the experience? Of course you did. Now imagine that instead of doing it in the summer, you’re doing it in the winter. And instead of walking back down, you get to ski down. Maybe even in untracked powder. Sound enticing? Congratulations, you’ve just joined the alpine-touring (AT) boom.
In rapidly increasing numbers, skiers are venturing beyond the boundaries of resorts, leaving lifts behind—all or in part—and instead relying on their own two legs to walk up what they intend to ski down.