28 Nov '12, 6pm

Running slower for fewer miles might be better for your heart, but not so good in case of a zombie apocalypse.

New Heart Study Is Good News for Zombies The running community is up in arms about an editorial to be published in the British journal Heart that claims “Running too fast, too far and for too many years may speed one’s progress toward the finish line of life.” In a story headlined, “One Running Shoe in the Grave ,” the Wall Street Journal summarizes the argument: What the new research suggests is that the benefits of running may come to a hard stop later in life. In a study involving 52,600 people followed for three decades, the runners in the group had a 19% lower death rate than nonrunners, according to the Heart editorial. But among the running cohort, those who ran a lot—more than 20 to 25 miles a week—lost that mortality advantage. Meanwhile, according to the Heart editorial, another large study found no mortality benefit for those who ran faster than 8 miles per hour...

Full article: http://www.runningisfunny.com/2012/11/28/new-heart-study-...

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