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Public lecture: Cardiac risks of excessive exercise: can too much physical activity damage the heart?

Professor David Stensel, Professor of Exercise Metabolism at Loughborough University, will present our next public lecture this November.

Although regular exercise is a crucial part of a healthy lifestyle, new research suggests that very high amounts of endurance training may cause damage to the heart when performed over many years. This talk will examine the most recent research in this area and question whether it is now necessary to set an upper ‘safe limit’ for exercise.

David Stensel is Professor of Exercise Metabolism and Associate Dean for Research in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University. He has been teaching and researching in the area of exercise and health for over 25 years.

David’s external roles include: 1) Associate Editor for the International Journal of Obesity; 2) British Nutrition Foundation Scientific Advisory Board; 3) National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Dissemination Centre expert commentator; 4) British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Scientific Programme Committee.


The lecture will take place on Wednesday 1 November at 6.25pm in Brockington Building on the Loughborough University campus (see campus map). To reserve your seat, please email Alison Stanley.

If you missed this event, you can listen to a recording of the lecture here.