Exercise will likely have been the last thing on your mind over the past few days. Over the next few it may well form part of a News Year’s Resolution. You might be thinking, like so many others, about self-improvement. Getting fitter may well be one version of self-improvement you were thinking of.
New research suggests that which exercise you choose could affect how long you live.
Researchers from Iowa State University have found that running, more than any other exercise, can extend your lifespan.
The research found that if you run a minimum of five minutes per day then this was associated with a longer life even if the runner was overweight or smoked.
It was found that runners tended to live an additional three years compared to those who didn’t run.
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Published in the journal Progress in Cardiovascular Disease, the study found that one ran equates to an extra seven hours of life.
This will come as good news to runners of all shapes, sizes and disciplines.
Running is one of the most effective exercises.
According to Better Health there are several health benefits.
It is a very effective way to burn calories.
This calorie burning will in turn help you to lose weight.
It is important to remember that whilst running is the most effective exercise, that this must be done in tandem with a healthy diet.
If you have any further questions about running there are plenty of enthusiasts groups online to answer your queries.