Do you think that you don’t have the time to do a workout or go for a short jog? You may want to reconsider — a new study shows that jogging or running for 5 to 10 minutes every day can noticeably reduce the risk of death from heart disease.
Over a period of fifteen years, the research was conducted on runners who were about 40% less likely to die from heart diseases, and nearly 30% less likely to die from any disease or cause.
When they were divided into 5 separate groups, each of them had a similar percentage reduction when it comes to their risks of death from heart diseases. Long story short, those who ran for about 5 to 10 minutes every day had a similar reduction in the percentages as those who ran more than 3 hours every week.
The results haven’t changed even after taking into consideration some factors that could be lethal for a person, like age, smoking and drinking, or even diagnosed high blood pressure.
Such a study and its results show pretty clearly how time spent running is anything but wasted. For healthier people, running is a way better exercise option than walking, because running reduces the overall risks of death.
Scientists were surprised to see that running more often and at a faster pace did not prolong a larger reduction in one’s risk of death. It is possible that it might even have some negative effects, such as a risk of muscular injury.
The study also found that those who run more often live up to three years longer than those who don’t.
It’s good to know that the runners were asked to remember how much they ran over the period of their testing, which they might not have always recalled with accuracy. The study itself didn’t take into consideration people’s diets, which could have made an impact to the results.