Everyone has heard of advice like “stay fit and healthy” or “play sports for a longer life”, often from P.E. coaches or the occasional parent. However, some studies have uncovered that staying fit and active does not always equate to health.
Yes, exercise is good, but just like everything else, too much of anything is dangerous. A good example of this is Derek Boogard, a professional athlete who died at age 28 and was diagnosed of a brain condition known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which was a result of experiencing head concussions way too many times.