Adults Who Run Are Able To Live Longer, Fight Off Aging

August 12, 2008

A new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine has found that people who regularly run are able to live longer, and fight off the negative effects of aging....Boston (ChattahBox) – A new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine has found that people who regularly run are able to live longer, and fight off the negative effects of aging.

Stanford University researchers conducted their study on faculty and staff, using data from a survey of 284 members of a running club, and 156 healthy control volunteers.

All who took part in the study were 50–years and older, and were watched closely in regards to their exercise habits, how much they ran, etc.

They found that some people were running for hours each week, while some just ran for under 30 minutes.

They found that runners who took part in this type of exercise regularly were 50% less likely to dive over a 20-year period compared to non-runners.

Those who ran overall felt healthier, had less problems and injuries with their knees, back, etc, and also felt far younger.


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