Running even 5 min per day can save your life… later?














In a new study published this past Monday in  The Journal of the American College of Cardiology, researchers from multiple academic institutions found that running for as little as 5 minutes a day could significantly lower a person’s risk of dying prematurely!

The runners’ risk of dying from any cause was 30% less than non-runners.  Additionally the risk of runners dying from heart disease was 45%  lower than non-runners, (this is even when the data took into account being overweight or being a smoker.   Even overweight runners who smokes,  were less likely to die prematurely versus people who did not run at all.