Study: Any Amount Of Daily Running Could Add Up To Three Years On Your Life

(WWJ) — New research was released Monday on the effects running can have on your risk of dying from heart disease.

Running for just a few minutes a day —  even at slow speeds — may significantly reduce the risk of death from heart disease compared to not running at all, according to Iowa State University researchers.

Researchers studied more than 55,000 adults ages 18 to 100 over a 15-year period. Compared with non-runners, runners had a 30 percent lower risk of death from all causes and a 45 percent lower risk of death from heart disease or stroke.

Runners on average lived three years longer compared to non-runners.

The benefits were the same no matter how long, far, frequently or fast participants reported running.

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