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How Much Should You Run to Minimize Early Death Risk By 27%

  • According to a newly published study available in British Journal of Sports Medicine we found that by running you can significantly lower risks associated with early death due to almost all causes from 27 percent.
  • While weekly running brings down the percentage of death risk through cardiovascular diseases to around 30 percent, it has also shown a decline in cancer associated death risk to 23 percent.
  • All these established health benefits in the study can be enjoyed by only running once in a week, lesser than around 50 minutes in a one week and with a 6 miles speed in an hour.

Everyone knows that running leads to better health and it does a lot such as boosting your mood and reducing risks associated with heart disease.

According to a newly published research in British Journal of Sport Medicine we confirmed that running increases longevity in life.

In this study, the researchers reviewed available literature on topic and also studied numbers from previous 14 published studies that included 232,000 overall participants with health tracking for age group of 5.5 years to the age of 35 years.

According to the study we found that different amounts of running – totaling to 50 minutes in a week significantly lowered early death risk of participants through any cause from 27 percent.

In addition, running lowers the death by cardiovascular diseases by around 30 percent with 23 percent low death risk from different kinds of cancer.

Here we don’t indicate that the more you run the more benefit you get. In fact only running once in a week lesser to 50 minutes per week, or with speed lesser than 6 miles an hour would still offer a lot of health benefits that are comparable to ones related with higher running “doses”. Zeljko Pedisic, Ph.D., institute for Health and Sport, Victoria University, Melbourne, told the Runner’s World.

Here we don’t mean that in case you’re already a runner you can shall reduce your daily target miles. According to Pedisic: There was not enough evidence that there are increased benefits for very long distance running – this encourages those people who don’t have a lot time for exercising.

Such findings can particularly be encouraging for people who are not able to invest higher time in running, but people who are running higher distances should certainly not be discouraged.

Where we found a link between health benefits and running without any direct link for cause-and-effect, various reasons are there for why running assists in reducing premature death risk. According to Pedisic, all these risks include higher blood pressure risk, obesity, high cholesterol, diabetes type 2, cardiovascular diseases and cancer.

Running is known to improve your aerobic endurance, heart function, metabolism and heart functioning.

For people who are primarily into running for reaping its health benefits, Pedisic suggests beginning with a slow running pace that seems enjoyable. With passing time, gradually you can increase the pace with duration of running.

We suggest that if you’ve already set a few solid miles on your account, you can simply keep on enjoying its health associated benefits.

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