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Five to ten minutes of running a day is good for the heart

Running five to ten minutes a day at slow speeds is associated a reduced risk of death from heart disease, new research shows.

Researchers assessed 55,137 adults, aged between 18 and 100. Running was assessed using a medical history questionaire with a 15-year follow-up.

Approximately 24% of the adults participated in running. The results showed that less than 51 minutes of running over a week was associated with a reduced the risk of heart disease death by 30% compared with the “non-runners”.

Read more at Iowa State University

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