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How Much Exercise is Too Much?

OurChelseaMA, Chelsea, 02150 How Much Exercise is Too Much?

Source:  Health & Wellness

The gospel of cardiovascular health has been the same for decades: an active lifestyle helps prevent heart disease. Moderate exercise, such as brisk walking, gives the cardiovascular system a real boost, with benefits that max out at about 150 minutes per week. Beyond that, however, the picture has started to become more complicated.

A string of recent studies raises the possibility that very intense workout routines may in fact cause long-term damage to the heart.

West Nile Virus on the Rise: Fact sheet about West Nile Virus

West Nile VirusThe Massachusetts Department of Public Health is warning that West Nile Virus is present in mosquitoes in this area. The City urges residents to take caution against mosquitoes. The Public Health Advisory with more information is available here.

What is West Nile Virus (WNV)?

West Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-carried virus that can cause illness ranging from a mild fever to more serious disease like encephalitis or meningitis.  It was first identified in the United States in 1999.

How is WNV spread?

WNV is most commonly spread to people through the bite of an infected mosquito.  More information about different types of mosquitoes that can spread WNV can be found on the MDPH website at www.mass.gov/dph/mosquito.

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