How Much is Too Much?

There has been some reporting recently on a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) which claims that too much "jogging" is as bad as none at all. The Copenhagen City Heart Study claims that the best health results in terms of reduced all-cause mortality were experienced by joggers who ran for between 1 hour and 2.4 hours per week. According to this study, those who ran more often and more strenuously had as high risk of all-cause mortality as those who did no exercise at all.

Looked at like that this is of great comfort to those who belong in that group.

Dr Charles Eugster goes for the Record

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Setting sprint records - the new challenge for Dr Charles Eugster in his nineties

 Late last year we were lucky enough to have the chance to interview Dr Charles Eugster, the world's fittest nonagenarian, and his physical trainer and coach Sylvia Gattiker at his hotel during a flying visit to London.

Oldest Professional Athletes 2 - Hiroshi Hoketsu

 

Doesn't time fly.

 

They say it goes more quickly as you get older (NB make sure you get the most out of everyday, then!). It only seems like a few days since the Olympics were taking place in London but it was in fact six months ago that the opening ceremony happened. And a few months before that was the last an article appeared in our series "Oldest professional athletes". Time for another....

Fitness and Dementia

 

A few months ago we put out an article about the work of Neuro-scientist Dr Michael Merzenich. His work proposes the idea that "brain plasticity" - the brain function whereby neural pathways are constantly created in response to learning - continues throughout life, thereby proposing a person's lifelong ability to influence one's own brain development by continuing positively to embrace learning. There followed a similar piece, "Exercise and the Brain - it just gets better".

 

Now, another piece of research into the brain and ageing, of particular relevance to SGSC,

Skateboarding is for kids, right?

Skateboarding is for kids, right? At least, I had my first ride on a skateboard when I was about 14, going on 45 years ago....