Marathon running – longevity for arteries?

Both training and completing a marathon improves the health of a new runner’s arteries, a new, London-based study suggests. The study looked at 138 novice runners undertaking the London Marathon. The results – four years improvement in artery age 🙂 Over six months of training: their arteries regained some youthful elasticity, which has a positive …

The limit of human endurance

Two and half times resting metabolic rate seems to be the limit of human endurance worked out by scientists. The study by Duke University included analysing a 3,000 mile run, the cyclists in Tour de France and other elite events. The 2.5 x metabolic rate is approximately 4,000 calories per day, with anything higher than …