Looking for a reason to get more active? You may just want to go for a run!
According to a recent study, running has proven to have a positive impact for cardiovascular health. According to the report in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology – the study found that running – no matter how fast or how long – was associated with a 45% lower risk for cardiovascular death rates including heart attacks and strokes. Running also was associated with a 30% lower risk for ALL causes of death.
The improvements were the same in runners who ran less than one hour per week as in those who ran more than three hours per week.
Time can often be a barrier for physical activity, such as running – but this new study may motivate more people to start running and continue to run for optimal wellness and overall health.
In the study, health benefits were seen in 5 to 10 minutes of running, compared to 15 to 20 minutes per day of moderate intensity activity that many people can find time consuming.
So, put on those running shoes, and go grab 10 minutes! It may just save your life!
Interested in learning more about a preventative approach to your heart health? Contact Optimal Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center at 480-941-0800 to schedule your complimentary One-on-One interview with Dr. Feyrer-Melk today!