Slow Down: It's Good For You February 03 2015

If you're fed up with all those fast runners passing you smugly on your leisurely jog, here's the good news: like the tortoise and hare, you'll win the race of life by living longer.  

The Copenhagen City Heart Study has shown that fast running can be as bad for you as being a couch potato.  Interestingly, it is slow joggers, who are running three times per week for less than two hours and twenty-five minutes weekly keeping a slow moderate pace, that had the lower risk of death.  

If you are in doubt that slowing down is good for us, try reading In Praise of Slow by Carl Honoré if you need more convincing that, 'there is more to life than increasing its speed' (Ghandi).

So  it seems, less is better than more and slow is better than fast.  We will start to be told that fat is good for us?!!

For our personalised signs to leave behind if you are walking or running or just doing a life lengthening leisurely jog, see our Honeymellow shop: or  on Etsy at