The Last Furlong

Comments on the race of life.

Excercise for us chair potatoes

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Mr Furlong and I have a gentle exercise regime – we walk the dog.

I swim once a week.

In the Spring and Summer, we garden.

Exercise is in the news and TIME has the best article about the new study.

“What Marott and his team found was that both too little running and too much running are linked to higher rates of death. The most intense runners ended up with a risk of dying that was similar to that of those who opted to stay on the couch. Somewhere in between is the Goldilocks amount that’s just right to maintain heart health, burn off excess calories and keep blood sugar levels under control. And according to his results, that sweet spot is closer to the ‘less’ side of the curve than the ‘more’ side.”

“That dovetails with the mounting research that so-called micro-workouts—high intensity but brief workouts that could be as short at 1 minute, according to another recent paper—may be better for the body than long and continuous workouts.”

I think Mr Furlong and I are doing well. But I like being a chair potato best of all.

 

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Author: thelastfurlong

I'm someone also pounding the Path, just like you.. I'm retired, going into Old Age and loving my life. I'm hoping to remain happy and well for as long as possible. Old Age is not SO bad - yet!

One thought on “Excercise for us chair potatoes

  1. Interesting. ..

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