PC. Luis Quiroz Ravines
Running an hour or even 5 minutes a day could increase life expectancy
A lot of studies have been done over the years trying to show that sustained moderate exercise had remarkable effects on overall health.
The United States Government suggests, for example, in its official guide, to practice 30 minutes of moderate exercises daily or four times a week. The recommendation also notes that about 15 minutes of vigorous exercise can be equally beneficial.
A study published by the American College of Cardiology at the University of Iowa indicates that running as little as 5 minutes a day would dramatically reduce the risk of premature death. The study was conducted by the Cooper Institute.
Studies suggest that even small amounts of vigorous exercise may have greater benefits than previously expected.
The studies were based on a large database of thousands of men and women who on extensive medical examinations filled out questionnaires about their exercise habits.
After analyzing the clinical records of more than 53,000 men and women aged 18 to 100 years, it was shown that runners had a 30% lower risk of dying from any cause and their risk of dying from heart disease was lower by 45% than the men and women who did not run.
Even runners who drank alcohol, smoked or were overweight, had a lower risk of dying prematurely.
Compared with people in the group who did not run, runners gained an additional 3 years of life.
Timothy Church, co-author of the study, said "We're not talking about training for a marathon," or for a five-kilometer race.
Ordinary people, even the very busy, can run about 5 minutes a day to achieve the benefits of a longer life.
Running an hour can earn you seven hours of life
A new study recently confirms and reinforces Cooper Institute studies, said Dr. Lee, co-author of the new study who said that running any distance or rhythm, decreased the risk of premature death by 40%, benefit ratio that was present, even among runners who drank, smoked, or had hypertension problems.
Statistically, the researchers showed that each hour of racing returns more time of life to the people who practice it.
They reported that a typical runner, running two hours a week, according to the Cooper Institute study, in 40 years, would spend about six months running and gain an average of 3.2 years of life.
An hour of racing, statistically adds 7 hours of life expectancy, say the researchers.
It is unclear why intense exercise has these effects preventing early death, perhaps because combat several risk factors such as body fat, high blood pressure, and so on.
Researchers indicated that other exercises also have health benefits, but not to the same degree as running.
Exercises, such as riding a bike, walking briskly and other physical activities, also benefit life expectancy.
The study concludes that life expectancy stabilized at an average of 4 race hours per week and found no other form of exercise that would have an equivalent impact on life expectancy, such as running.
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