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Learn to run for a long and healthy life!

Watch Dr James O’keefe dive into myths and misconceptions of training for optimal health. He emphasizes the benefits of vigorous exercise but explains that there is a point of diminishing returns, in regards to longevity, after vigorously exercising for more than about 40-45 minutes. This does not mean that you should never workout for more than an hour, but this research and information helps us understand that ‘more’ is not always better.

"The fitness patterns for conferring longevity and robust lifelong cardiovascular health are distinctly different from the patterns that develop peak performance and marathon/superhuman endurance. Extreme endurance training and racing can take a toll on your long-term cardiovascular health. For the daily workout, it may be best to have more fun endure less suffering in order to attain ideal heart health." - Dr O’keefe

Dr. James O'Keefe Jr. is the director of Preventative Cardiology Fellowship Program and the Director of Preventative Cardiology at Cardiovascular Consultants at the Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, a large cardiology practice in Kansas City. He is the co-author of four bestselling books including The Forever Young Diet & Lifestyle (Andrews McMeel Publishing LLC, 2005). In 1989, he became a professor of medicine at the University of Missouri - Kansas City and has contributed to over 200 articles in medical literature. He is also the chief medical officer and founder of Cardiotabs, a company that creates nutritional supplements to aid in a healthy lifestyle.


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