Prevention better than screening
Exercise is good for our health, but strenuous training for achieving athletic records and winning trophies is not.
After a certain point, agonistic sports can and will be harmful to the overall health of young people who strive for monetary gains and fame.
In Ancient Greece, Olympic athletes were amateur citizens, not paid professionals.
Nowadays, corporate sponsors compete for athletic performances, using young athletes as marketing strategies.
Whoever chooses to go along their game, seeking profits, must be aware of the devastating consequences that often accompany this way of living to the edge: debilitating skeletal injuries, and yes, sudden cardiac death.
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