Pull those running shoes out of the closet

We all know that exercise is not only good for physical health, but also for our mental well-being. Fortunately, you don’t have to work out at the gym every day; a run is also effective for burning fat. And it also seems that running extends your life!

That running (and exercise in general) is good for you is not news to anyone. But that it is so good that it can extend your life, you probably didn’t see coming. Yet it can. According to research from the University of Iowa, it turns out that running and the length of your life are related. And not just a little bit.

Living Longer
If you run two hours a week for the next forty years, your life will be extended by a whopping 3.2 years, the study states. Converted: every hour of running extends your life by seven hours. Wow! Don’t go crazy on running now though, because, unfortunately, humans are not immortal.

The study also says that the risk of premature death decreases by 40% when you regularly put on your running shoes.

Source: New York Times, Happy in Shape | Image: Pexels, Instagram