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I'm meditating (I'm just not sitting down)
But here’s something: I go on these long runs. I don’t love running, but I love to eat food, so I run. And on these runs, which are sometimes an hour, two hours, four hours, or even eight hours, I don’t have headphones in my ears. I don’t talk to anyone besides the occasional “hello” to fellow trail users, I don’t listen to music to make the time pass more quickly, and I don’t listen to podcasts. I just run, in relative silence, and my thoughts go wherever they need to go. [...] So, am I…basically meditating while running?
meditation  running  exercise  health 
yesterday by terry
It’s Easier Than Ever To Get The Recommended Amount Of Exercise | FiveThirtyEight
“The new advice in a nutshell: Sit less and move more. What matters most is your total activity — whether it’s continuous or not — and every step counts. As before, the guidelines call for 150 to 300 minutes of moderate-intensity activity per week, unless the exercise is vigorous, in which case you only need 75 to 150 minutes per week. The guidelines also call for some kind of strength exercises twice per week.

“The new guidelines make it much easier to notch those 22 minutes per day, at least in theory. Previous guidelines said that activity needed to last at least 10 minutes before benefits started accruing, but based on the latest evidence, the new guidelines say that activity is cumulative, and even minute-long spurts can make you healthier. ‘That’s a sea change. Everything counts,’ said Abby King, a professor of medicine at Stanford who co-chaired the guidelines committee.”
exercise  fivethirtyeight  2018  health 
yesterday by handcoding
Don't Worry About Exercising Too Much | Outside Online
The question of whether too much aerobic exercise is bad for your heart was hotly debated for several years after that 2012 study. The Cooper Clinic data, when it was finally published in a peer-reviewed journal more than two years later, had been reanalyzed so that the supposed dangers of too much running disappeared. But by then the idea was firmly implanted in the public mind: marathons are dangerous. (I wrote in depth on this dispute, and how the evidence has shifted, in this 2016 feature.) The topic no longer pops up in the headlines as regularly as it did a few years ago, but it’s still lurking in people’s minds.
running  health  training  marathon  aerobic  exercise  humanbody  science  research 
2 days ago by Aetles

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