Recently researchers looked into whether the time you spend running outdoors accounts to a longer life and their new study revealed that running just one hour each day could extend a person’s life by as much as seven hours.
Iowa State University Professor and study co-author Duck-Chul Lee along with his colleagues studied data from the Cooper Institute in Dallas, and some of the conclusions drawn from the study are that premature deaths can be reduced by almost 40% by running. Regardless of other health factors such as drinking, smoking, and obesity, runners tend to live about three years longer than non-runners. However other forms of exercise such as biking and walking are beneficial but running seems to have the greatest impact.
- Akhila Kakarala
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