Time To Take Up Running Again?

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Regular running can dramatically reduce the risk of death.

At least, according to a study published in the BMJ

Researchers took 14 previous studies, totaling more than 230,000 people.

They were followed over periods ranging between 5.5‌ ‌and‌ ‌35‌ ‌years.‌

The study’s meta-analysis showed that:

Regular runners had a 27 per cent lower risk of early death through any cause

The researchers also looked at whether those who ran the most would benefit more than the regular runners who ran less.

No “extra” benefit was detected.

While significant benefits were seen even among those running just once a week or less (less than 50 minutes a week), those running more had no increased reduction in the risk of early death.

Their conclusion was that:

“Increased rates of participation in running, regardless of its dose …
would probably lead to substantial improvements in population health and longevity
.”

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