It's one study in Britain (I'm assuming in Britain since it was conducted by a British group), and who knows what considerations were done in the study or how in depth it went into each participant's past, genetics, etc., or even how many participants there were in the study.
Everyone is different. Honestly, how many 32 year olds pass out during an Ironman? Maybe that woman will have issues later in life, even though she was active early in life, while others will reap benefits. Does this study also take into consideration people who started later in life? I didn't start running until I was 46, I did my first triathlon at 47, and my first marathon at 51. I plan to do a half ironman, maybe next fall. Personally, I will continue to work out at whatever pace I feel like and I will push myself to whatever level I can based on what my body will take and how I'm feeling in general.
I guess behind all my rambling is that I have two points: 1) How in depth was the study? 2) Did they take into consideration when someone started endurance training, and 3) Everyone is different and we will all age differently, and in some people extreme exercise won't be helpful, and 4) This is only ONE study. Apparently I can't count, because that's four points, not two. Must be oxygen overload from my run this morning, but I'll offset it with oxygen deprivation at underwater hockey tonight. I'll put my doctor on notice.
Thanks for the article, Gary. It was interesting.
"God gave you your body as a gift, so you should take care of it." - My Mom