by Julie Fidler, Natural Society:
If running sounds like little more than a prescription for sweat and pain, maybe this will improve your outlook a bit: you don’t necessarily have to run long distances or for long periods of time to reap the benefits of speedily putting one foot front of the other.
In 2014, researchers from Iowa State University, the University of South Carolina, the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, La., and other institutions took a look at the records of some 55,137 healthy men and women ages 18 to 100 who had visited the Cooper Clinic and Cooper Institute in Dallas at least 15 years before the study. Twenty-four of those individuals identified as avid runners, although their typical mileage and pace varied a great deal.
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