Even little running reduces risk of premature death, study says

November 7, 2019  19:01

Even a little running reduces the risk of premature death, as Australian scientists found after analyzing the results of 14 previous studies involving 232,149 people.

"Overall, people who ran any distance were associated with a 27% lower risk of death from all causes than those who did not, the meta-analysis shows. Running was also associated with a 30% and 23% lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer, respectively," CNN reported.

Lead researcher Željko Pedišić told CNN: "Our findings may motivate physically inactive individuals to take up running and those who already run to keep on doing it."

According to the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO), adults between the ages of 18 and 64 years should do 150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise every week.

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