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🤓VERY interesting articles!📰

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Time to feel GREAT about ourselves!!!

I recently read these three articles in the NYTimes and they are remarkable food for thought!

The first one explains why slower running is the most beneficial exercise


The second one, again through experiments and studies, shows how running keeps us young


And the third one describes an incredible benefit of running: it helps create NEW brain cells!!!


So well done to all of us for choosing the best exercise and remember it is not speed or time ran that is important. Happy summation: We are all going to age.. ever so well!!! 😁

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Safari blocks the page 😂

The URL seems to get flagged as unsafe for some reason, and anyway the NYT needs a subscription. Luckily, I have one and I'm a sucker for research:

So from the first piece:

"The ideal amount of jogging for prolonged life, this nuanced analysis showed [a proper peer reviewed analysis of about 1000 Danish runners], was between 1 hour and 2.4 hours each week. And the ideal pace was slow. (The researchers did not specify exact paces in their study, using instead the broad categories of slow, average and fast, based on the volunteers’ self-reported usual pace.)

Plodding joggers tended to live longer than those who ran faster. In fact, the people who jogged most often and at the fastest pace — who were, in effect, runners rather than joggers — did not enjoy much benefit in terms of mortality. In fact, their lifespans tended to be about the same as those who did not exercise at all."

The second one:

"70-year-old runners had about the same walking efficiency as your typical sedentary college student. Old runners, it appeared, could walk with the pep of young people.

Older walkers, on the other hand, had about the same walking economy as people of the same age who were sedentary." [This is a smaller study of 60 older runners and walkers in Boulder].

I couldn't get the last one to work at all.

I don't know what happens with link copying here... but it is a safe site. It's httpS. It's a simple subscription for the newsletters.

Oh well... all the articles are on the blog of NYTimes. I am sorry i can't link correctly... they seem to work when i click on them..

in reply to Mayanow

I changed the 3rd link. Try it now? I will try and fix all three.

in reply to Mayanow

It's working OK, thankyou.

in reply to MarkyD

Oh good! Worth a read.


👊👊👊 <mike drop> 🤣🤣🤣


That’s why I’m so smart!! 🤓🤓🧐😂

in reply to Hidden

There you go!!! Ahahaha

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