Thursday, June 1, 2017

Want to Live Longer, Run

Physically inactivated is the cause of six per cent of premature deaths, and is the fourth risk factor that causes human deaths after high blood pressure, smoking habits, and high blood sugar levels.

And to be physically active, one does not have to bother trying it. Running is one of the easiest ways to move, and science proves that running not only makes you healthier, but also helps you live longer.

Analysis of the various studies published in the journal Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases says that runners live about three years longer than not runners. In addition, an hour of running is called adding about 7 hours of a person's age. Runners also have the risk of various causes of death 30 percent lower than those who perform different activities or those who are totally lazy to move.

Researchers suspect running profits for the health of the body, especially improving heart and lung fitness, are the main reasons for increasing life expectancy. In the analysis found that running also improves body composition, reducing the chance of death from heart disease by 45 to 70 percent compared with those who do not run, and can reduce the risk of death from cancer between 30 to 50 percent.

Of course, running is not the only activity that can make us healthy. A study of 44,551 people aged 40 to 75 found that running, tennis, and walking quickly reduced the risk of heart disease by 46 percent, 28 percent and 23 percent.

While a study in Taiwan of 400,000 people found that walking for 15 minutes gave a benefit equivalent to 5 minutes of running in terms of lowering the risk of premature death.

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