Are you planning to run a marathon? You should get your heart health tested first
Consultant cardiologist Dr. Navin Chandra explains why you should get your heart health tested before running a marathon.
Any form of exercise is fantastic for your health and mental wellbeing in general, and that includes going for brisk walks or even long-distance and endurance sports. Particularly with marathon running, we sometimes forget that this is one of the most ultimate tests of endurance activity in sport, and it shouldn’t be taken lightly.
Even an experienced runner, in my opinion, should have their heart tested to check that there are no concerns with the heart, from a structural and functional perspective. The tests will also ensure the heart’s working well and that you’re in good shape to proceed with a high-intensity endurance activity…