Here is a piece of good news for anyone for either runs many miles or do not run at all. Running even 5 to 10 min/day and at slow speeds, is associated with markedly reduced risks of death from all causes and cardiovascular disease. This study comes as a big motivation for both fitness enthusiasts and sedentary individuals.
Although running is a popular fitness activity, little is known about the long-term effects of running on mortality. The study, published this week in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, looked at data from 55,000 plus healthy adults who had visited a Dallas clinic at least 15 years before the start of the study and had completed medical and fitness examinations along with questionnaires about their exercise habits.
The findings suggest that the benefits of even small amounts of vigorous exercise may be much greater than experts had assumed. Moderate exercise, such as brisk walking every day can provide substantial health benefits.
Read more about the research here.