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(London Evening Standard)   New study says an hour of running may add seven hours to a person's life. Unfortunately that extra time is usually spent trying to catch their breath   ( standard.co.uk) divider line
    More: Spiffy, new study, Cooper Institute, Running, Cooper test, extra body fat, high blood pressure, New York Times., Dr. Duck-chul Lee  
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2017-04-14 11:45:09 AM  
I ran competitively in high school and college. I must be farking immortal.

With my knees that will not be fun.
 
2017-04-14 12:12:27 PM  
Running ruins your back and knees. Exercise is amazingly good for you but try low impact activities like swimming or biking.
 
2017-04-14 12:21:37 PM  
Death Can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread man!
 
2017-04-14 12:27:35 PM  
So if I start running, I'll live forever?
/Not gonna stop
 
2017-04-14 12:46:03 PM  
Worked for Jim Fixx.
 
2017-04-14 12:46:14 PM  
So Jim Fixx should have died at 30 instead of 52?
 
2017-04-14 12:46:38 PM  

honk: Worked for Jim Fixx.


Damn you!
 
2017-04-14 12:47:14 PM  
what about a fast wank, uh, i mean walk
 
2017-04-14 12:48:32 PM  

honk: Worked for Jim Fixx.


img.fark.net
 
2017-04-14 12:57:15 PM  
An activity guaranteed to injure it's adherents.

Stick to HIIT for cardio, diet for weight. You're never going to run your ass thin.

/Eat Bacon, Don't Jog
 
2017-04-14 01:10:18 PM  
Depends on what you are running from.
 
2017-04-14 01:20:41 PM  
But will it be worth it?

I plan to die at 75-80.  Anything more, as witnessed by my da, seems like waiting in the doctor's reception room of life.

/Wife dead.
//Best friend dead.
///Other best friend dead.
////Many other friends dead.
//One son (me) not a disappointment, with 2 grandsons who have limited time for him.
//Wandering around with no bills to pay is living?
 
2017-04-14 01:21:45 PM  
Whenever I see a "lifetime" jogger, they always look older than their age. Leathery skin, old lady arms/hands, grandpa's knocked knees. They all have that KellyAnne Conway look.

Live longer, look older. Insert cryptkeeper.jpg.
 
2017-04-14 01:23:12 PM  

toetag: honk: Worked for Jim Fixx.

Damn you!


. . . and the horse I rode in on.  Don't forget the horse.
 
2017-04-14 01:30:50 PM  
There used to be a guy in town who would live to about 489 if this was the case, he ran for hours every day. I think he died from excessive running.
 
2017-04-14 01:31:48 PM  

wildcardjack: An activity guaranteed to injure it's adherents.

Stick to HIIT for cardio, diet for weight. You're never going to run your ass thin.

/Eat Bacon, Don't Jog


Pretty much this.  You diet for weight, you do weights and cardio for how you look and feel (though, yes, they help you lose weight...fine).

/like running, but its only a modest part of my regimen.
 
2017-04-14 01:42:29 PM  

Voiceofreason01: Running ruins your back and knees.


Not for the vast majority of runners.  I have averaged 75-110 miles per week for the better part of the past 20 years and I have never had problems with either my back or my knees.  With proper form and the right shoes knee pain is very easy to avoid.

kyuzokai: Whenever I see a "lifetime" jogger, they always look older than their age.


I think a lot of what you described is more due to extended exposure to sunlight than anything having to do with the running.  I have red hair and fairly pale skin so I tend to do my runs either before sunrise or after sunset.  Anytime I do have to run while the sun is up I keep a pretty decent coat of high SPF sunscreen on and wear a good pair of sunglasses.  Most people seem pretty surprised when they find out I'm only a few months away from turning 40.
 
2017-04-14 01:44:31 PM  

Dragonflew: There used to be a guy in town who would live to about 489 if this was the case, he ran for hours every day. I think he died from excessive running.


I'm pretty sure they mean people like me.  Was 315lbs and sedentary as all hell for far too long.
 
2017-04-14 01:55:26 PM  
A few minutes running could add years to your life

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/It is a cheetah, so it probably doesn't want just the face
 
2017-04-14 02:10:47 PM  
Proper running form is key to avoiding injuries, especially as you get older. A bad stride lands on the heel with a straight leg, which places a high impact on all the joints from your ankle to your back. It's better to land on the front pad of your foot with your leg bent so that your leg can act as a spring to dissipate the impact.

For anyone starting out, begin slowly with walking and light jogging for a while to give your body time to adapt and strengthen. If you starting running with insufficient core strength, you won't be able to maintain proper form and can easily get injured.
 
2017-04-14 02:30:24 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: A few minutes running could add years to your life

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/It is a cheetah, so it probably doesn't want just the face


I'm laughing way too much at that. Maybe it's because I'm fat so I would have been cheetah chow.
 
2017-04-14 03:23:43 PM  

toetag: So Jim Fixx should have died at 30 instead of 52?


First thing that popped into my head.  Thanks for doing the math.
 
2017-04-14 03:52:02 PM  
So, if I'm reading this correctly, if you run for 3 hours, 25 minutes, and 12 seconds every day, you will never die. Is that right?
 
2017-04-14 04:28:42 PM  

fark account name: toetag: So Jim Fixx should have died at 30 instead of 52?

First thing that popped into my head.  Thanks for doing the math.


Actually he probably lived longer due to his running.
 
2017-04-14 05:08:38 PM  
FTA: Of course, these additions "are not infinite," study co-author Dr. Duck-chul Lee told The New York Times.


Well, crap.
 
2017-04-14 05:19:18 PM  
These studies are such BS.  It even says in TFA, capped at 3 years.  For crying out loud, if you are taking the time to run, you are most likely doing a myriad of other healthy things to achieve those statistics.

Be healthy, run, kayak, whatever, don't eat like shiat, keep your weight in check and enjoy living longer than sedentary lard asses on average.
 
2017-04-14 06:42:45 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: A few minutes running could add years to your life

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/It is a cheetah, so it probably doesn't want just the face


This is a legit reason to run, an extra 7 hrs at the ass end of my life is not
 
2017-04-14 09:17:20 PM  
I grew up playing soccer and being on the swim team.
I Have done martial arts, weight lifting.
Had a resting heart rate of 52 beats a minute.
Cannot stand running.

I'll do without the seven years if it means not having to run.
 
2017-04-15 12:51:04 AM  
Running for exercise is for people who don't know how to ride a bicycle.
 
2017-04-15 12:54:08 AM  

honk: Worked for Jim Fixx.


Yes. Yes it did. So you must know he came from a long line of people who died from heart disease at very young ages.
 
2017-04-15 12:55:55 AM  

toetag: So Jim Fixx should have died at 30 instead of 52?


Not quite that young, but you get the idea. Do some research instead of making ignorant assumptions.

/welcome to fark
 
2017-04-15 04:36:59 AM  
Loooottt of FA in this thread.
 
2017-04-15 01:54:58 PM  
Whenever anyone says anything will add x number of years to your life, just remember - it's added at the end, when you're old and infirm. It's not like you get to cram that "extra time" into your lifeline at an earlier point. You don't get to spend 20 years from age 20 to 30 instead of the 10 all the smokers and fatties get.
 
2017-04-15 02:20:19 PM  

rev.love_revolver: Whenever anyone says anything will add x number of years to your life, just remember - it's added at the end, when you're old and infirm. It's not like you get to cram that "extra time" into your lifeline at an earlier point. You don't get to spend 20 years from age 20 to 30 instead of the 10 all the smokers and fatties get.


Lies. It makes you in better health up to that point too instead of looking like the 40year olds that look rode hard and put up wet.
 
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