Stanford Study Shows Runners Live Longer

It’s plain and simple people: If you want to live longer and healthier, run!

Researchers at Stanford University have found that middle-aged members from a runner’s club were half as likely to die over a 20-year period as people who did not run.

From Reuters:

Running reduced the risk not only of heart disease, but of cancer and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

The team surveyed 284 members of a nationwide running club and 156 similar, healthy people as controls. They all came from the university’s faculty and staff and had similar social and economic backgrounds, and all were 50 or older.

Starting in 1984, each volunteer filled out an annual survey on exercise frequency, weight and disability for eight activities — rising, dressing and grooming, hygiene, eating, walking, reach, hand grip and routine physical activities.

Most of the volunteers did some exercise, but runners exercised as much as 200 minutes a week, compared to 20 minutes for the non-runners.

And this is why I run for 20-30 minutes on the treadmill everyday.

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3 Comments on “Stanford Study Shows Runners Live Longer”

  1. losingweighteasy Says:

    great motivation to get off my butt and run!! thanks for posting this!

  2. John Kreuz Says:

    From one Kreuzer to another keep running. People keep telling me to stop running as it’s bad for my knees. Thanks for the ammunition.

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