Why extreme events are so popular for office workers

Office life can be altogether harmful for our health.  Whether it’s the sedentary lifestyle or the stresses associated with modern life, there are numerous risks to our physical and mental wellbeing.

It is perhaps not surprising therefore, that the last few years have seen tremendous growth in extreme physical challenges, whether it’s assault courses, such as Tough Mudder, marathon running, or my own favorite, long distance cycling events.

A recent study suggests that such events can be a fantastic way of buffering the impact of office life.  Events such as Tough Mudder have become extremely popular, with over 2.5 million participants entering the events as of 2016.  Likewise, I’ll be joined on the start line by several thousand other riders at this years grueling Maratona dles Dolomites.

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