Running for one increases lifespan for seven hours: Researchers

Wednesday 12 April 2017 1 month ago 68   London    Print

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Report  Web desk : LONDON: Every hour you run extends your life span by seven hours, a new study has revealed. Scientists say that running just one hour a week is the most effective exercise to increase life expectancy. This holds true no matter how many miles or how fast you run, the researchers claim. For those that take this advice to heart and run regularly, they say you can extend your life span by up to three years. The study, conducted at Iowa State University, reanalyzed data from The Cooper Institute, in Texas, and also examined results from a number of other recent studies that looked at the link between exercise and mortality. Scientists found that the new review reinforced the findings of earlier research. At whatever pace or mileage, a person risk of premature death dropped by 40 percent when he or she took up running. This applied even when researchers controlled for smoking, drinking or a history of health problems such as obesity. 02