Running five to ten minutes a day at slow speeds is associated a reduced risk of death from heart disease, new research shows.
Researchers assessed 55,137 adults, aged between 18 and 100. Running was assessed using a medical history questionaire with a 15-year follow-up.
Approximately 24% of the adults participated in running. The results showed that less than 51 minutes of running over a week was associated with a reduced the risk of heart disease death by 30% compared with the “non-runners”.