Wall Street Journal calls ‘running too fast, too long’ a longevity risk
Oh my. Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal carried a story headlined, One Running Shoe in the Grave with the subhead: “New Studies on Older Endurance Athletes Suggest the Fittest Reap Few Health Benefits.” OK. So what’s the alternative? Die fat and slow? Actually, it’s die thin and slow, since exercise is still found to extend longevity. Sports cardiologist James OвЂ™Keefe was asked whether he runs a 5K for time. He replied: вЂњNot for the past three years. After age 50, pushing too hard is probably not good for oneвЂ™s heart or longevity.вЂќ Pete Magill, your days are numbered. (And Ed Whitlock, how are you still alive?) Many thanks to Rita Hanscom, who alerted me to the story.