Running 5 Minutes A Day Might Add Years To Your Life
According to a new study, just five minutes of running or jogging a day could add years to your life.By Briana Altergott | July 29, 2014
Attention, everyone who hates to run: Turns out you only need to torture yourself for about five minutes a day to reap some important health benefits. (Via Getty Images)
According to a new study published Monday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, those who jogged or ran for as little as five minutes a day reduced their risk of premature death by about three years.
USA Today quotes the study's lead author, who says those who run for less than an hour a week reap the same health benefits as those who run more, regardless of age, gender or health conditions: "More [running] may not be better in relation to health benefits."