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Run Walk Run. Heroes of Running. Longevity Debate.

January 06, 2024 2 min read

Run Walk Run. Heroes of Running. Longevity Debate.

January 6, 2024
Some quick items to look at

 

1. Run Walk Run

I'm not plugging Jeff Galloway's services, as if I am his marketer. I'm just reminding people of the legacy he is fashioning as the friend of the casual runner. The fact he has followers all over the globe is not because of marketing. It is his theory of the fun inside running that has reached at least a million people.

Here is his website link.  It's not too late to start walking, then mix in a little run, and walk again. Galloway lives here in Atlanta. Here is a link to the story I did on him.

Thank you, Jeff, for creating Jeff-ing.

2. More running heroes and 2023.

I can't help but follow these two guys, Brent Weigner of Wyoming and Nikolay Sagaiddakovsky of Ukraine.

They posted some wow! numbers running for 2023.

Nikolay ran 4,957 kilometers in 2023, which is 3,080 miles. He has lived on foot in Lviv, Ukraine. His car is still running on the tank of gas he put in last February. It is not a motorcycle.

Brent posted his feats with his feet on Facebook. Here is a link.

He is up to marathons in 204 countries now.

3. Longevity Gyms? Buyer Beware For Now.

The Wall Street Journal had a story recently on the proliferation of longevity gyms and clinics. This could be a good thing, but the science is still new. Some treatments will work, others will fizzle. Blood work at the gym? You better study that one.

Here is the take from The Longevity Hound:

Some experts raise warnings about the effectiveness and even the safety of the longevity treatments offered at gyms. 

"The bottom line is that there is no strong evidence backing any of these therapies to increase longevity," says Wen Chen at the National Institutes of Health.

"You’re at the gym, just work out," says Dr. Steven Novella of the Yale School of Medicine.

New longevity interventions are available, and more are appearing with every passing month. Not all will pan out, but some will.

This is not an invitation to rush out blindly. Vet any treatment you're considering getting, and vet the clinic (or gym) that's offering it. The good news is, the more people become interested in longevity treatments, the sooner we will have information on which ones work, which ones don’t, and who to trust as a provider.


 

 

 


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