Effects of Exercise on Arrhythmia (and Viceversa): Lesson from the Greek Mythology


Exercise represents an important lifestyle factor in all human ages when felt in harmony with other psycho-physical and environmental variables that affect individual life (e. g. quality of interest, affections, environment, diet and food). Consequently, in addition to the training level, the amount, intensity and modality of exercise (ana−/aerobic, isometric/isotonic), need to be personalized, considering the underlying diseases, which may benefit from it or worsening.

Greek mythology gives us good examples of the exercise concept’s evolution.

From Discus-thrower to Spear-carrier the idea of physical activity is more effectively expressed. The Myron Discobolus displays the enduring pattern of athletic energy translated into the dynamic force given by the exercise. In Doryphoros instead, the physical activity is oriented to the achievement of the required psyco-physical harmony, who’s the concept is aimed of being expressed by the sculpture.

As outlined below, even in the field of arrhythmia, scientific evidence as well as clinical experience, supports the same concept: physical activity may be important while safely managed and personalized.


Exercise Arrhythmia Sudden death  

Autor / Fonte:Caterina Lambiase, Silvia Macerola, Giovanna Bosco, Elisa Messina, Pasquale Franciosa Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 2017, 1000: 85-93
Link: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-981-10-4304-8_6