I saw an interesting news article. It pretty much said runners tend to live longer, since they exercise more and tend not to smoke. The study stated that running reduced the risk not only of heart disease, but of cancer and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

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.

The study also showed that people cannot use the risk of injury as an excuse not to run — the runners had fewer injuries of all kinds, including to their knees.

So, there you have it, run more to live longer, be healthier, and have less injuries.

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