In the twelve months since the last visit to my consulting cardiologist the number of AF episodes as recorded by my pacemaker have increased markedly. The only part of my lifestyle that changed in 2013 was a significant increase in exercise & the fact that I have aged another year.
I will be 68 in a few months & workout at the local gym three days per week (1hour per session), cycle each weekend (~40kms each day) and like to bushwalk or walk long distances whenever I can.
Recent research from reputable sources seems to suggest that too much vigorous exercise may actually be harming rather than helping the condition, particularly in the over 65 age group.
I have become attached to my daily routine & experience withdrawals if for some reason I can't participate.
I would be very interested in your personal experience & any comments you might offer after having researched the relationship between strenuous exercise & AF.