Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Run for your life

Like we didn't know already -- running is good for you. In fact, it's a life saver. A recent study points to the benefits of running. Interestingly, it compared healthy non-runners to runners and it found pretty interesting findings:

People who want to live a long and healthy life might want to take up running. A study published on Monday shows middle-aged members of a runner's club were half as likely to die over a 20-year period as people who did not run.

Running reduced the risk not only of heart disease, but of cancer and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's, researchers at Stanford University in California found.

Read the rest of the story here.

1 comment:

Sonia said...

Alzhaimer's runs in my family so if I can run my way away from that I'll be pretty happy!