License to Slack Off? Study Says Gentle Exercise Just as GoodBy Michael Frank on December 17th, 2012
The idea that a round as golf is just as effective at extending your life as banging out a road century seems just plain counterintuitive, but that’s what a new study from the U.K. is claiming. The British Medical Journal looked at Olympians from the late 1800s and early 1900s and found that “engaging in cycling and rowing (high cardiovascular intensity) had no added survival benefit compared with playing golf or cricket (low cardiovascular intensity).” Indeed, there’s a small but growing body of research that suggests that prolonged intensive exercise might be counterproductive and actually shorten lives. But prolonged intensive stoke makes everything sweeter, and you don’t need a lab geek to tell you that. Via WSJ.
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