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Running For 60-Minutes Adds 7 Years To Your Life

New findings show that a single hour of running can add seven years to a person’s life. The research was published in the journal Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases and pulled data from more than 55,000 people on health and premature death. The study found running to increase lifespan more than any other type of exercise, and the risk of premature death to be lowered an astonishing 43 percent for runners who engage in other forms of exercise According to the assistant professor at Iowa State University and the paper’s lead author, Dr. Duck-chul Lee, the study also determined that running exceeded other lifestyle choices in adding to longeivity. Forn instance, smokers who became non-smokers only lowered their risk by 11 percent and people who lose weight lowered their risk by a mere 8 percent. Continue reading...

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