CARDIOLOGY, PRIMARY CARE AND NUTRITION

Podcast Episode 181-Why Marathon Running is Good for You

Welcome and thank you for listening. I am about to compete in Ironman Chattanooga which is a 144.6 mile triathlon:2.4 miles swim, 116 mile bike and 26.2. The average finish time is somewhere around 12:30 hours. The average marathon or 26.2 mile run time is 4-4:30 hours. Over half of all marathoners are over 40 years of age.
Why run or run bike swim that far you ask? Is it healthy? Is it necessary? Some physicians say it is bad and we should limit our activities. These are just a few topics I discuss in today’s episode. Bottom line is that we as humans were meant to move much more than we do now. We were not meant to sit inside in a cubical or on a couch for hours on end. We need fresh air and to push ourselves just a little bit further than we think we can. I hope you enjoy my discussion.
If you have questions please email me at jami@doctordulaney.com and please visit the website at doctordulaney.com.
We would love to help you prepare for your next adventure.
Eat plants, run strong and thank you for listening.

3 Comments
  1. Reply
    Joseph P. Stamp

    Best of luck in the race! Make it a great day!

  2. Reply
    Donna

    Anyone that is skeptical about if running is good/healthy for the body needs to listen to this podcast. Dr. Dulaney encourages, motivates and educates individuals to get out of the chair and onto the pavement.

    • Reply
      Dr. Dulaney

      Thank you

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