Running Increases Life Expectancy
A good exercise for longer life: running. A review of dozens of studies from around the world, involving more than a million participants combined, revealed that running lowers the risk of an early death by up to 40 percent, even if you’re overweight. Over time, the review found, runners will live an average of nearly three additional years compared with non-runners. To break it down: Running adds seven hours of life for every hour spent pounding the pavement. And you don’t have to push yourself too hard. Even a short, slow run provides a healthy workout.
Source: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, March 29, 2017