Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Quick, Short Runs Can Prolong Your Life

Have you heard that running for as little as 5-10 minutes per day can significantly cut the risks of heart disease and can prolong your life?  It’s true according to new findings in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

The study states, “People who exercised by running showed a 30 percent lower risk of death and a 45 percent lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease than people who did not run at all. Runners could be expected to live about three years longer on average than non-runners.”
Furthermore, the benefits of running were the same whether people ran a little or a lot, fast or slow. There was no statistically significant difference among those who ran 50 minutes per week and those who ran 180 minutes per week, it found. Nor did it matter if the running was happening “at a pace of less than six miles per hour.”

Remember, "use it or lose it!" If you don't use your body to its fullest potential now, you risk losing your flexibility, muscle tone, heart strength and cognitive abilities later in life. 
So, what are you waiting for?

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