6. Dr. Aaron Baggish – Exercise and Heart Health

One of the most frequent questions I receive from patients is, “How much exercise is too much?”  We have all seen the stories or personally known someone who suffered a cardiac condition despite being extremely fit.  Yet, it is well established that exercise is ultimately good for the heart.  This raises the question of whether you can get too much of a good thing.

No one is more qualified to address this topic than Dr. Aaron Baggish, and he joins us on this episode of The Podium.  Dr. Baggish, an athlete himself, is the director of the Cardiovascular Performance Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center. He serves as team cardiologist / physician for numerous athletic organizations including US Soccer, US Rowing, Harvard University Athletics,  New England Patriots, Boston Bruins, New England Revolution, and is medical director for the BAA Boston Marathon.  When I have any question regarding Sports Cardiology, I go straight to Aaron!  I’m excited and thankful to have him join us on this episode to discuss an important topic.