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For joggers, less may be more

February 5, 2015
  • By Gregory Curfman, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Former Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Health Publishing

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Gregory Curfman, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Former Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Health Publishing

Dr. Gregory Curfman is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and former editor-in-chief of Harvard Health Publishing. He is also on the affiliated faculty of Harvard Law School. Before joining Harvard Health Publishing, Dr. … See Full Bio
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Dr Steve Gamby
March 28, 2015

I’ve written over 75 articles on walking individuals who need to do this exercise as their exercise. Most of them have recovered from a health condition ranging from arthritis, type 2 diabetes and low back pain.

This program is extremely useful in their health status through life. The walkers all enjoy and prosper from doing this exercise. They find that they do not need any specialized equipment or any devises.

All of the walkers have responded positively on their results, and are joyfully exercising.
Have a good walk.

March 12, 2015

As it is with most things, extremes are just that, extremes. The person who doesn’t run at all and the person that runs too much are both extremes and it turns out the healthiest place is in the middle. Thanks for sharing an interesting article!

February 9, 2015

i agree!.. “Jogging is one of those activities that seem to perfectly embody the concept of healthy physical activity”

February 6, 2015

If you actually are “rethinking the benefits of strenuous jogging,” you might want to first familiarize yourself with the concept of statistical significance. To claim that there is or may be even an association, much less causation, between strenuous jogging and death is based on the statistically insignificant total of TWO deaths among strenuous joggers. This rate is indistinguishable from chance.

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