Running of any length or speed reduces risk of death

July 28, 2014 7:34 PM

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Running of any length or speed reduces risk of death

Whether you run 30 minutes a week or two hours a week, your risk of early death will be the same — better than if you don't run. Researchers found that running, no matter the duration or speed, will reduce mortality risk by about 30% compared with non-runners.

Contrary to the 150 minutes of moderate exercise or the 75 minutes of vigorous exercise per week recommended by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a study published Monday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that people who run less than hour a week have the sam...

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