Running: Any Amount Is Good And More May Not Be Better

July 28, 2014 9:47 PM

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Running: Any Amount Is Good And More May Not Be Better

Although there is broad agreement that exercise is beneficial there has been substantial uncertainty about how much exercise is good for you. Recently some studies have suggested that too much exercise may actually reduce the benefits of exercise. Now a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology finds that even a small amount of exercise, even running for as little as 5 minutes a day, may be just as healthful as more exercise.

Analyzing data from more than 55,000 adults participating in the Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study, researchers find that, when compared to people who did not run, runners had a significantly reduced risk of both all-cause and cardiovascular mortality. There was no significant difference based on t...

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