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(Gizmodo)   New study suggests that jogging less than two hours per week can add years to your life. Less than two hours? My God, we're going to live forever   (gizmodo.com) divider line 25
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2012-05-03 01:44:44 PM  
I jog infinitely less than two hours per week. I should change my name to Methuselah.

/Fatass Toneless Methuselah
 
2012-05-03 02:52:39 PM  
You know why I don't jog or run? Because I don't like to, that's why. I find it unpleasant.

But a good, fast-paced walk is something I can do AND enjoy for 90 minutes at a time. And that's why I do exactly that, 5 or 6 times a week.

The human body evolved to walk long distances. It's healthy because it is what we were meant to do. And it's equally good for your mental & emotional health.

Go take a walk.

/you're welcome
 
2012-05-03 02:54:52 PM  
What is this "jogging" of which you speak?

/As if wrecked joints and knees was fun and desirable.
//Plus, it's 90 degrees outside right now. Fark that.
 
2012-05-03 03:58:10 PM  
Good for them. Just don't spend those extra years of your life warning me about the "harmful" effects of running.
 
2012-05-03 04:01:39 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: What is this "jogging" of which you speak?

/As if wrecked joints and knees was fun and desirable.
//Plus, it's 90 degrees outside right now. Fark that.


I think it's a silent J
 
2012-05-03 04:01:56 PM  
Gah, if only it weren't for the tendonitis in my Achilles tendons. I would love to be out there more. Ran a short mile last night despite the fact that the back of my heels are still a little sore when pressing down on them. I just couldn't take not being able to run anymore.

It's been two years now since I ruptured the tendon in my right ankle and they're both still bothering me. I don't want to have surgery but I'm beginning to think if I ever want to really run again I'm going to have to break down and do it.

I've tried heel drops but they haven't done much for me so far. Unlike other parts of me, my Achilles are still pretty stiff in the morning.
 
2012-05-03 04:03:59 PM  
Yeah, but those years added are the crappy ones, at the end.

In the mean time, you're wasting 120 days of the prime of your life jogging (100 hours a year = 4 days, times 30 years).

I'd rather have that 1/3rd of a year in my prime not jogging than an extra 5 years at age 70+
 
2012-05-03 04:08:07 PM  
I wonder if bike riding has the same effect? I do about six miles a night, four nights a week riding back and forth from work. The rest of the time though, I'm pretty much a slug.
 
2012-05-03 04:16:44 PM  
Usually hated running but miss being able to run through the woods.

/farkin' knee
 
2012-05-03 04:37:49 PM  

Old enough to know better: I wonder if bike riding has the same effect? I do about six miles a night, four nights a week riding back and forth from work. The rest of the time though, I'm pretty much a slug.


I think the point of the study is that you don't have to do a whole lot of exercising to reap its health benefits.
 
2012-05-03 04:39:06 PM  

Odd Bird: Usually hated running but miss being able to run through the woods.

/farkin' knee


See my previous post. I used to have a bum knee, walking cured it.
 
2012-05-03 04:41:35 PM  

thornhill: I think the point of the study is that you don't have to do a whole lot of exercising to reap its health benefits.


Two hours a week isn't a lot? Pfft.
 
2012-05-03 04:54:46 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: What is this "jogging" of which you speak?

/As if wrecked joints and knees was fun and desirable.
//Plus, it's 90 degrees outside right now. Fark that.


Seriously.
Either run. Or don't. There is no jog.

/unless you want to slam your joints around and cripple yourself
 
2012-05-03 04:55:34 PM  

jack21221: thornhill: I think the point of the study is that you don't have to do a whole lot of exercising to reap its health benefits.

Two hours a week isn't a lot? Pfft.


well, yeah, but it could cause just a good enough improvement to heart rate to reduce heart attack risk, or something like that.
 
2012-05-03 05:30:39 PM  
Two hours per week is just two sessions, which isn't too hard if you know what you're doing and have the right shoes.

When my running shoes go bad, I can't run for more than an hour before my feet start to get blisters.
 
2012-05-03 05:52:29 PM  
"When their mortality rates were compared with the main group, the men lived 6.2 years longer than non-joggers"

Great. 6.2 additional years of my wife biatching at me.
 
2012-05-03 05:56:58 PM  
Really long forms of cardio are actually not good. HIIT is better and takes less time
 
2012-05-03 07:19:36 PM  

Mr_Fabulous: You know why I don't jog or run? Because I don't like to, that's why. I find it unpleasant.
...
Go take a walk.


Concur. I don't walk as long, but about as often, and I am very gradually taking off inches. Not sure about weight (I don't make a habit of hitting the scale), but since January I have been walking at least 5 days a week, generally 25 minutes, sometimes 15. Just that, plus a little portion control, and I am down to the smallest hole in my belts. My goal is to get off my reflux med and blood pressure med.
 
2012-05-03 11:32:05 PM  
If I can't escape whatever it is chasing me in two hours, it can have me.
 
2012-05-04 02:05:02 AM  
What's the point of all those extra years if the arthritis in your knees, ankles and lower spine make you wish you were dead every day after all that jogging? Huh? Answer me that!
 
2012-05-04 02:12:31 AM  
"Not at all" is less than two hours, so I'm good.
 
2012-05-04 10:11:58 AM  

jack21221: Yeah, but those years added are the crappy ones, at the end.

In the mean time, you're wasting 120 days of the prime of your life jogging (100 hours a year = 4 days, times 30 years).

I'd rather have that 1/3rd of a year in my prime not jogging than an extra 5 years at age 70+


I promise you that people who do get some form of exercise (walk, hike, jog, bike, swim, surf, I could go on and on) have a significantly higher QUALITY OF LIFE forget about the added years on the end. But hey, it's your body, waste it if you want.
 
2012-05-04 12:47:56 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: What is this "jogging" of which you speak?

/As if wrecked joints and knees was fun and desirable.
//Plus, it's 90 degrees outside right now. Fark that.


"Jogging" is just running at a slow pace. You're doing it wrong (if you're doing it at all). Slow-paced running promotes joint health, including knees. And the heat isn't that bad, Nancy boy. Run at night or at dawn if you can't deal.

jack21221: Yeah, but those years added are the crappy ones, at the end.

In the mean time, you're wasting 120 days of the prime of your life jogging (100 hours a year = 4 days, times 30 years).

I'd rather have that 1/3rd of a year in my prime not jogging than an extra 5 years at age 70+


Life is far, far better if you're fitter and trimmer. I know - once upon a time I was grotesquely obese, and it was hell. If you're fit, you're better in the sack and girls are wayyyy more interested in meeting you.

Wolf892: What's the point of all those extra years if the arthritis in your knees, ankles and lower spine make you wish you were dead every day after all that jogging? Huh? Answer me that!


Good running form improves core fitness. Core strength does a great deal to keep the lower back happy. One of the worst things for your lower back is a fat belly. That flabby gut combined with a sedentary life (joints have to work like hell to do mundane things) will do more than anything to bring on that arthuritis.
 
2012-05-05 12:15:14 AM  
Jogging is actually one of the worst exercises you can inflict on your body. Your legs are not meant to have that sustained locomotion at that rate for such periods of time. Habitual joggers/runners are poor bastards who end up with horrible knees at 30.
 
2012-05-06 04:04:26 AM  

Terrible Old Man: Jogging is actually one of the worst exercises you can inflict on your body. Your legs are not meant to have that sustained locomotion at that rate for such periods of time. Habitual joggers/runners are poor bastards who end up with horrible knees at 30.


So I take you have to be at your knee surgery appointment in 26 minutes?
 
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