Running Daily, Even For Few Minutes, Increases Life Span

A recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology at suggests that running everyday, even for a few minutes and at a slow speed, is significantly beneficial and can reduce a person’s risk of dying from heart diseases by 50 percent.

The group of researchers studied 55,137 adults, aged between 18 and 100, for a period of 15 years to determine whether there was a relationship between running and longevity. The study was conducted at Iowa State University in United States.

According to study’s lead author Duck-chul Lee, since time is one of the strongest barriers to participate in physical activity, this study may motivate more people to start running as it shows that running for even five-seven minutes everyday may prove beneficial.

During the study period, 3,413 participants died, including 1,217 whose deaths were related to cardiovascular disease. Out of these, 24 percent of the participants reported running as part of their leisure-time exercise.

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