Wednesday, August 13, 2008

How Running Helps You Live Longer

A new study shows that runners had half the death rate of non-runners. Notice, though, that runners often reduced their running, but maintained their exercise time by increasing other activity. It's any vigorous exercise - not necessarily running or even aerobic exercise - that confers the benefits.

People who want to live a long and healthy life might want to take up running.

A study published on Monday shows middle-aged members of a runner's club were half as likely to die over a 20-year period as people who did not run.

Running reduced the risk not only of heart disease, but of cancer and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's, researchers at Stanford University in California found. Read more

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