A new study finds that any amount of running, even at a slow pace, can be beneficial to one's health and help reduce the risk of death for the individual.
Conducted by researchers in Australia, Thailand, Austria and Finland, the new analysis looked at 14 existing studies tracking the health of a total of 232,149 people between 5.5 and 35 years.
Researchers analyzed the data to examine the relationship between running / running and the risk of all-cause death, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Results published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine show that any amount of running seems to reduce the risk of death for all causes for men and women by 27 percent, compared to
In addition, each run is associated with 30 percent lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease and 23 percent lower risk of death from cancer.
Even the smallest It has been found that the dose of running only once a week for less than 50 minutes and at a speed of less than 6 mph / or 8 km / h significantly reduces the risk of death for all kinds of reasons.
In fact, although the researchers note that it is not yet clear how much running a person needs to do to reduce their risk of mortality, in this study they did not find evidence to suggest an increase in frequency, duration or tempo Running has brought any greater benefits of mortality.
Because this is an observational study, the researchers point out that they cannot identify cause and effect. They also note that the inclusion of only 1
However, they still conclude that any amount of running is better than none, adding that "Increased participation in running, regardless of its dose, would probably lead to significant improvements in the health and longevity of the population. “