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UP FOR A RUN? Going out for a quick, daily run may be just as effective as a longdistance jaunt when it comes to prolonging your life, said a study. Running as little as five to 10 minutes per day can significantly cut the risks of getting heart disease and dying young, said the findings in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

There was no statistically significant difference among those who ran 50 minutes per week and those who ran 180 minutes per week, it found.

Nor did it matter if the running was hapPeople who exercised by running pening at a pace of less than 10km/h. showed a 30 percent lower risk of death Even these minimal runners and slow and a 45 percent lower risk of dying from joggers fared far better than people who cardiovascular disease than people who did not run at all. did not run at all. “Since time is one of the strongest barriRunners could be expected to live about ers to participate in physical activity, the three years longer on average than non- study may motivate more people to start runners. running,� said lead author Duck-chul Lee, an assistant professor in the Iowa Even more, the benefits of running were State University Kinesiology Department. the same whether people ran a little or a The study was based on more than 55 lot, fast or slow.

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