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Friday, May 24, 2013

Read today the dangers of extreme fitness. Apparently the stresses of putting your body through extreme endurance sports negates or reverses the benefit of the execise.

See the article at WSJ here:

I did complete the NYC marathon once. While training for a 2nd marathon isn't high on my bucket list (who made up that term? I don't like it. Perhaps I need to find a better one), it is that much lower now.

What is important to many of us however is the note that running (jogging/walking) 30 miles or so a week has massive benefits, improving life expectancy 6 years, beyond the day to day advantages of feeling better in the process.

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    Thank you for posting this. It really causes me to pause and reflect.
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