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Running May Lengthen Your Life

RunnersRunning is an all-star sport. The benefits are myriad: it burns calories, improves fitness and can even help you stress less, fight cancer and boost bone health.

Now, a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology says that running may lengthen your life by three years!

While avid, long-term running showed the greatest health benefits, even modest amounts of running were beneficial.

Running at a slow speed for just 5-10 minutes a day reduced the overall risk of death by 28% and reduced risk of heart disease death by 58%.

Running was linked to a 30% lower risk of death from any cause and a 45% lower chance of death from heart or stroke, compared to people who don’t run.

The study followed 55,000 adults aged 18 to 100 followed over a 15-year period. One-quarter of the group were runners.

You know what could also lengthen your life?

Catching prediabetes in time and preventing the development of diabetes!

Sadly, a diabetes diagnosis can shorten a person’s lifespan by 7 ½ years, according to a study published in JAMA. People with diabetes often develop serious, long-term conditions, including heart disease and kidney disease.

Do everything you can to life a long, healthy life and get tested for diabetes today!

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