Running 7 minutes a day ‘halves heart death risk’ July 30th, 2014 admin Latest News Shares Comments Running 7 minutes a day ‘halves heart death risk’ “Running for just a few minutes each day can reduce the risk of dying from heart disease,”. Ultimately, you can’t outrun the Grim Reaper. But this news accurately reflects the results of a large long-term US study on health outcomes. And unlike yesterday’s superficially similar brief exercise story, this study seems to have legs. The research reported on today found people who ran had a reduced risk of death from heart disease, as well as death from any cause, compared with non-runners. Interestingly, a protective effect was seen regardless of running time, amount, duration, frequency or speed. People who ran just a modest amount – less than 51 minutes a week – also had a reduction in risk. This equates to roughly seven minutes a day, although it should be noted this study did not specifically look at the effect of seven minutes of running a day. These “modest” runners were found to have a 55% reduction in cardiovascular-associated death risk and a 30% reduction in any type of death compared with non-runners. As many people cite lack of time as a barrier to regular exercise, this study should provide some encouragement – it suggests any exercise is better than none. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Related Comments comments!