Too much running tied to shorter lifespan, studies find

  • metta

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    Apr 02, 2014 10:37 PM GMT
    Too much running tied to shorter lifespan, studies find

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/too-much-running-tied-to-shorter-lifespan-studies-find/
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    Apr 03, 2014 12:44 AM GMT
    Interesting! Too much of anything is never a good thing, right? I know excessive running can cause wear and tear of the knees but I don't know how that relates to shorter lifespan.

    Well now I know it's a good thing that I don't run more than 20 miles a week! lol
  • Breeman

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    Apr 03, 2014 1:06 AM GMT
    That stands to reason. A lot of running wears the body out. I used to run a lot but now I do more biking.
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    Apr 03, 2014 1:14 AM GMT
    20 miles a week is too much running??? I am DOOOMED!!!
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    Apr 03, 2014 1:42 AM GMT
    I refuse to believe this.
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    Apr 03, 2014 1:43 AM GMT
    duluthrunner saidI refuse to believe this.

    Well, ask Jim Fixx.
    If you can find a Ouija board.
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    Apr 03, 2014 2:08 AM GMT
    I think they controlled for NSAIDS.

    But I want to see these results duplicated before I take them too seriously.
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    Apr 03, 2014 2:19 AM GMT
    Summary of the research:
    Excessive running may or may not shorten your lifespan.

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    Apr 03, 2014 2:40 AM GMT
    I couldn't find the actual study. The link in the article points to a completely different article about student athletes and heat stroke.

    I was curious because it would have to be one HELL of a longitudinal study to draw that conclusion. Based on the lack of details, I think it's safe to say that the "study" is rubbish.
  • FRE0

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    Apr 03, 2014 2:43 AM GMT
    metta8 saidToo much running tied to shorter lifespan, studies find

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/too-much-running-tied-to-shorter-lifespan-studies-find/


    According to the article, the findings are preliminary, so it would be premature to become alarmed. Also, "too much running" seems to be more than 2.5 hours per week and most guys will not be running more than that anyway.
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    Apr 03, 2014 3:06 AM GMT
    your cells have a limited number of times they can divide and replicate.. any additional "wear and tear" on your body basically shortens your life span. Your heart can only beat a certain number of times- running increases heart rate... we normally only run as humans due to fight or flight.. increased stress hormones... you get the drift.
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    Apr 03, 2014 3:14 AM GMT
    Rick_James saidYour heart can only beat a certain number of times- running increases heart rate...


    Running increases your heart rate -- while you run. For the other 22 hrs a day, it lowers your heart beat dramatically. My resting heart rate is in the low 40s. Running preserves heart beats, sum total; it doesn't expend them.
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    Apr 03, 2014 3:31 AM GMT
    Everything counts in large amounts. When you push your body to its limits it does damage and afterward your body goes into "repair mode" and things like heart rate may drop but it has nothing to do with "health" or the damage you did. Whether it be alcohol, uv radiation, running or food... if you cause stress to your body that exceeds your bodies ability to keep up it will increase the rate of cell death, damage that will shorten your life. Moderation is key. ask anyone over the age of 80. The proof is in the pudding- not magical thinking.
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    Apr 03, 2014 4:58 AM GMT
    Sudden death syndrome is the highest among runners according to The AHA.
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    Apr 03, 2014 4:58 AM GMT
    Also, someone running is more likely to get hit by a car, which will drag the average lifespan of these idiots down.

    Swimmers, for example, may be at risk for drowning but they are usually not in danger of getting hit by a car (unless a Kennedy is driving in the neighborhood).

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    Apr 03, 2014 4:59 AM GMT
    Rick_James saidEverything counts in large amounts. When you push your body to its limits it does damage and afterward your body goes into "repair mode" and things like heart rate may drop but it has nothing to do with "health" or the damage you did. Whether it be alcohol, uv radiation, running or food... if you cause stress to your body that exceeds your bodies ability to keep up it will increase the rate of cell death, damage that will shorten your life. Moderation is key. ask anyone over the age of 80. The proof is in the pudding- not magical thinking.


    You are so wrong.

    The quote is actually "The proof of the pudding is in the eating."
  • prime487

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    Jun 11, 2014 7:46 PM GMT
    Welp, I'm as good as dead...
  • Wig4

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    Nov 09, 2016 12:06 PM GMT
    Again such a useless "correlation study".
    Correllation studies are statistical collectioner passtimes, on usually at random A & B's
    Correllation studies are NOT causal relationship studies.
    They are done for the sole sake of getting funding for institutes, because fundgivers want to see numbers of papers as proof their money is well used... scientific respectability is not amongst their priorities.
    Correllation studies are : CHEAP, DIRECTIONLESS, NON-CAUSAL, EASY TO DROP OFF ON STUDENTS
    I'm very happy that in most European universities, students get sacked if they deliver a correllation study and dare to say they found something ...
  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 04, 2016 5:42 AM GMT
    duluthrunner saidI refuse to believe this.
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