This obviously varies by person, but it seems obvious to me that people who are very active, whether in atheltics or major workout people, are injured at a much higher rate than the more sedentary people. In fact not only is Sports Medicine an entire medical specialty ostensibly devoted to sports injuries, but ISTM that this field has subsumed the entire treatment of such injuries however incurred, which suggests that the majority of such injuries are incurred in the course of sports and excercise.
In addition to mishap-type injuries that occur in the course of sports and excercise, it’s also well known that too much excercise has long term negative impact on some joints (particularly knees, and especially in the case of joggers).
My question is: it’s also well known that many or most people don’t excercise enough and the sedentary lifestyles are damaging to their hearts and all sorts of other negative impacts. So people are constantly being urged to excercise more. But has anyone ever attempted to assess the average downside of a more active lifestyle and “throw that into the mix” (so to speak)? I’ve never seen this done.