Recent Studies Say Running Can Extend Life Expectancy
Running isn’t for everyone, and that’s okay. But recent studies find that just hitting the pavement once a week, or even a couple times a month, can greatly affect your life expectancy compared with people who don’t run at all.
In fact, frequent and occasional runners might have a 27 percent lower risk of early death, according to recent meta-data analysis published Nov. 4 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
The conclusions were made as part of a meta-analysis, which means the study pulled data from a number of past studies on runners, health, and life expectancy. The goal was to look for trends or correlations among many running studies, especially since previous studies all vary in how they define a “runner” and the controls used like distance, pace, frequency etc., according to one Science News article.
Between runners who run no more than once a week for less than 50 minutes to running every day for a weekly total of 250, the analysis indicated that runners had a 27 percent reduced risk of death from any cause compared with non-runners. Public health researcher Željko Pedišić of Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia said “all these doses of running are significantly associated with lower risk of death.”
While the study was not able to conclude any specific correlation between life expectancy and other running factors, the lower risk of early death was more or less the same across all running doses—and this suggests that any running is better than none.
HSEWatch is an all-encompassing Health and Safety platform. Always visit HSEWatch for Insightful HSE articles, HSE Jobs, HSE Training opportunities and HSE News.
If you have any question as related to health and Safety, feel free to ask us, we will guide you as much as possible.
You can also advertise your Health and Safety related products and services here on HSEWatch, contact us today on – Ubongeh4life@gmail.com
We are waiting to be of service to you.