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#32 Heart Health & the Endurance Athlete: The Silent Threat

May 05, 2024 Dr. Marion Herring and Dr. Rob Green
#32 Heart Health & the Endurance Athlete: The Silent Threat
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HUB Life - Triathlon and Endurance Lifestyle
#32 Heart Health & the Endurance Athlete: The Silent Threat
May 05, 2024
Dr. Marion Herring and Dr. Rob Green

In this podcast episode, we delve into the silent killer lurking within our bodies: atherosclerotic heart disease. Despite the misconception that endurance athletes are immune to such issues due to their rigorous cardiovascular exercise, the reality is starkly different. Even the fittest among us, like marathoners and triathletes, are not exempt from this insidious threat.

Join us as we explore the stories of seemingly invincible athletes, like Jim Fixx, author of "The Complete Book of Running," and Alberto Salazaar, a professional marathoner, both succumbing to heart disease despite their physical prowess. We confront the grim reality that genetics can be an insurmountable factor in this battle for heart health, regardless of one's athletic achievements.

But fear not, for knowledge is our greatest weapon. Learn about the crucial tests for heart disease risk:

  • Cholesterol screenings: HDL, LDL, VLDL, and triglycerides
  • ApoB testing
  • Cardiac CT scans


Discover how seemingly normal results may hide underlying dangers and why it's imperative to strive for optimal levels, not just "normal."

Through personal anecdotes and medical insights, we uncover the intricate workings of our circulatory system and how cholesterol, both friend and foe, plays a pivotal role. Hear firsthand accounts of individuals, like the host's own father, whose lives were claimed by this stealthy assailant despite their active lifestyles.

Take charge of your health journey by arming yourself with knowledge. Explore the options for early detection and treatment, including ApoB testing and cardiac CT scans, and understand why investing in prevention today can save lives tomorrow.

Join us as we confront the sobering reality of heart disease, challenge misconceptions, and empower ourselves to defy the odds. Because when it comes to matters of the heart, even endurance athletes are not immune, and knowledge truly is our strongest ally.

Keep the Conversation Going:
hubtrainingcenter.com
https://www.instagram.com/hubtraining/
https://www.facebook.com/HUBtrainingCenter/

Show Notes

In this podcast episode, we delve into the silent killer lurking within our bodies: atherosclerotic heart disease. Despite the misconception that endurance athletes are immune to such issues due to their rigorous cardiovascular exercise, the reality is starkly different. Even the fittest among us, like marathoners and triathletes, are not exempt from this insidious threat.

Join us as we explore the stories of seemingly invincible athletes, like Jim Fixx, author of "The Complete Book of Running," and Alberto Salazaar, a professional marathoner, both succumbing to heart disease despite their physical prowess. We confront the grim reality that genetics can be an insurmountable factor in this battle for heart health, regardless of one's athletic achievements.

But fear not, for knowledge is our greatest weapon. Learn about the crucial tests for heart disease risk:

  • Cholesterol screenings: HDL, LDL, VLDL, and triglycerides
  • ApoB testing
  • Cardiac CT scans


Discover how seemingly normal results may hide underlying dangers and why it's imperative to strive for optimal levels, not just "normal."

Through personal anecdotes and medical insights, we uncover the intricate workings of our circulatory system and how cholesterol, both friend and foe, plays a pivotal role. Hear firsthand accounts of individuals, like the host's own father, whose lives were claimed by this stealthy assailant despite their active lifestyles.

Take charge of your health journey by arming yourself with knowledge. Explore the options for early detection and treatment, including ApoB testing and cardiac CT scans, and understand why investing in prevention today can save lives tomorrow.

Join us as we confront the sobering reality of heart disease, challenge misconceptions, and empower ourselves to defy the odds. Because when it comes to matters of the heart, even endurance athletes are not immune, and knowledge truly is our strongest ally.

Keep the Conversation Going:
hubtrainingcenter.com
https://www.instagram.com/hubtraining/
https://www.facebook.com/HUBtrainingCenter/