Run for your life

As they say in the classics – run Forrest, run!

New research shows people who run, regardless of how fast, how far or how often are likely to live longer than people who don’t.

According to a systematic review and meta-analysis including 14 studies and over 230,000 participants, running as exercise was associated with a 27%, 30% and 23% reduced risk of all-cause, cardiovascular and cancer mortality, respectively.

And in really good news for those of us who aren’t marathon-inclined, it appears you can expect to significantly reduce your mortality risk even if you just run 50 minutes a week, the Australian study authors said. In fact, the research also suggests you don’t necessarily get greater longevity benefits the more you run. There’s no significant dose-response trend for ...

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