Running too fast may pose heart risk for older athletes
London, November 30 (ANI): Older athletes speeding to the finish line may be racing toward the end of life, new research has warned.
"Running too fast, too far and for too many years may speed one``s progress toward the finish line of life," the paper quotes an editorial written for next month``s British journal Heart.
Researchers analyzed 52,600 runners and non-runners over three decades.
Overall, the runners enjoyed a 19 percent lower death rate than their non-running peers, but the runners who ran a lot (over 20-25 miles a week) did not, Discovery News reported.
Another study found that running at a top speed of 8 miles per hour produced the most longevity benefits.
"After age 50, pushing too hard is probably not good for one`s heart or longevity," study author and sports cardiologist James OiKeefe told the paper.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Dr Subhash Chandra Show: How to develop leadership quality in youths?
- Dr Subhash Chandra Show: How to develop leadership quality in youths? - Part II
- Dr Subhash Chandra Show: How to develop leadership quality in youths? - Part III
- Dr Subhash Chandra Show: How to develop leadership quality in youths? - Part IV
- Will India's strategies change over issues with Pakistan?
- Shaharyar Khan hints at stepping down in August
- Ranji games at neutral venues, Duleep's zonal system scrapped
- Donald Trump slams Barack Obama for not mentioning Pearl Harbour attack
- Zee Media Exclusive: BJP will do better than 2014 in 2019 General Elections, says Rajnath Singh
- French prosecutor considering Qatar 2022 World Cup investigation