30 Apr '17, 6pm

Age is only a number. Running at 40:

Rules of running: Over 40s Keep running strong past the big 4-0. By Lisa Marshall Posted on December 31, 2015 Share Tweet Share Pin Email Toggle Ok, here’s the bad news: runners tend to slow by three to six per cent over the course of their 40s, by 10 per cent per decade in their 50s and 60s, and by 15 per cent per decade after 70, as their strength, flexibility and bone density diminish. Now for the good news: much can be done to fend off the decline. Focus on strength If you haven’t already started a strength training regime (which helps runners at any age), it’s more important now than ever. Muscle mass declines by roughly eight per cent per decade after the age of 40 and strength training helps to counteract that loss, while also building muscular scaffolding to ease the burden of running on ageing joints. Spend 30 minutes twice a week targeting muscles that running of...

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