Wednesday, February 6, 2013

One Foot In The Grave

Does the Wall Street Journal think fitness is healthy or does it think it puts us closer to the grave?

I'll leave this up to you, but the Shut Up and Run blog does a great job of answering this question in a recent post.  Interestingly enough, the Journal also recently wrote how older athletes are finding ways to thrive in endurance events by using varied training techniques.  Now, an article recently written by Kevin Helliker questions the health benefits of endurance activities.

In my mind, the bottom line is this . . . anything can be overdone to a point where there is no longer a benefit attached to it.  Fitness activities are no different.  Taken in stride and moderation, there is no way you will convince me a healthy lifestyle with the right amount of fitness helps people live healthier and longer lives.

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