Extract from the Sunday Telegraph:
"Growing numbers of middle-aged people are signing up for endurance sports such as triathlons, epic bike races and marathon desert treks - but the result is a rise in potentially crippling injuries, medical experts warn.
The types attracted to such extreme challenges are often, of course, fitness fanatics. But others, who may be high-fliers in their working lives are finding that, instead of a sculpted six-pack or newly toned thighs, they are ending up with debilitating conditions like swimmer's shoulder, knee and shin injuries caused by running, or lower back pain from cycling.
Physiotherapists expect the problem to get worse, as more people try to follow in the footsteps of the triathlon-running former Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell, or the model Nell McAndrew, who has competed in marathons and duathlons.
The Chartered Society for Physiotherapy (CSP) says its members are treating growing numbers of people, particularly wealthy professional men in their forties and fifties, with knee and shoulder injuries from attempting the toughest feats such as triathlon, which brings together running, cycling and swimming in one competitive event."
Although exercise can be beneficial in many ways, it does not reduce excess weight. The way to reduce excess weight is to cut down on salt/sodium intake.
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