Even a short jog can come with huge health benefits
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New research has revealed just how good running can be for you – and thankfully, it doesn’t suggest you do an hour-long sprinting session five times a week.
Instead, the research, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, has found that running – no matter how fast, far or often – is related to a lower risk of early death.
Researchers from Australia, Thailand and Finland have linked running to a 30% lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease and a 23% lower risk of death from cancer, noting: “Any amount of running, even just once a week, is better than no running, but higher doses of running may not necessarily be associated with greater mortality benefits.”
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