Low intensity training prolongs life, high intensity has little or no effect

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Low intensity training prolongs life, high intensity has little or no effect

Post by Neuro » Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:16 pm

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/a ... via%3Dihub (5000 subjects for 18 years)

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/a ... via%3Dihub (55 000 subjects for 15 years)

https://heart.bmj.com/content/100/13/1043

https://doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2013-305242

Interesting eh? Next lazy ski trip can be done with a good conscience.. Image

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Re: Low intensity training prolongs life, high intensity has little or no effect

Post by Pat » Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:12 am

Yep -- nothing beats a pleasant walk, and you don't stink up your workout clothes, but to quote Teddy Roosevelt:

A soft, easy life is not worth living, if it impairs the fibre of brain and heart and muscle. We must dare to be great; and we must realize that greatness is the fruit of toil and sacrifice and high courage... For us is the life of action, of strenuous performance of duty; let us live in the harness, striving mightily; let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out."

Or something like that.... Of course most of us on this forum live that way anyhow

Stay healthy, happy and upright for as long as you can.

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Post by Neuro » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:14 am

Went out rollerskiing with this in mind, and it was quite liberating to know the absolute best way was to take it easy when before I had the opposite idea.

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Re: Low intensity training prolongs life, high intensity has little or no effect

Post by trotro » Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:43 am

I thought the consensus was that High Intensity Training was actually bad for you causing micro scars on the heart wall which disrupts electrical impulses used to contract the heart muscle?

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Re: Low intensity training prolongs life, high intensity has little or no effect

Post by Pat » Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:18 am

Well interesting discussion on levels of effort. Yeah it is nice to go out for an easier trail run, ski, bike etc., however as soon as someone posts something about participating in a competition, one of the first posts that comes back is where did you finish in your age group and how fast did you go. So tough to get to the higher levels of "Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs" i.e, self actualization or ain't I great, by training slow all the time. Gets kind of boring...

Actually I think it is great that we all get out and do something -- since the Forum is kind of slow this time of year just trying to keep things active. But not too active....

Keep having fun out there.

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Re: Low intensity training prolongs life, high intensity has little or no effect

Post by Neuro » Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:49 am

Yeah I know what you mean, and tough to know that taking pleasure from competition is going to cost in the long run.
trotro wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:43 am
I thought the consensus was that High Intensity Training was actually bad for you causing micro scars on the heart wall which disrupts electrical impulses used to contract the heart muscle?
Yes, I believe the technical term is fibrosis

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