Run long and fast. At your peril.

Next time tell me , you want to steal something from that monkey ..I would start my race much earlier

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I’m giddy when new research supports my undisciplined behavior.  This time, it’s exercise.  Here’s a quick snapshot of new research reported in the Wall Street Journal:

  • Running too fast, too far and for too many years may speed one’s progress toward the finish line of life.
  • After age 50, pushing too hard is probably not good for one’s heart or longevity.
  • For a lot of older athletes: Running can take a toll on the heart that essentially eliminates the benefits of exercise.
  • The benefits of running may come to a hard stop later in life. Runners had a 19% lower death rate than nonrunners but among the runners, those who ran a lot—more than 20 to 25 miles a week—lost that mortality advantage.
  • There was no mortality benefit for those who ran faster than 8 miles per hour, while those who ran slower reaped significant mortality benefits.
  • Studies are…

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