There is often a debate on whether running is an ideal form of exercise to get fit and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Some people love it, some hate it! Like it or loath it, there was a recent review of research which showed some VERY interesting results which may well make you reach for those running shoes!
In November 2019, an article was published in the British Journal of Sports medicine that reviewed 14 studies with a total of 232,149 participants. They looked at running habits such as frequency, volume and distance etc. and compared it with the risk of dying from any cause, over a period of 5.5-35 years and also specifically cardiovascular and cancer!
Interestingly it showed that running (compared with no-running) reduced the risk of dying from all-cause (27%), cardiovascular (30%) and cancer by a whopping 23%! If this benefit was offered in the form of a pill, how much would you pay??? I think any pharmaceutical giant out there would love to have such a product.
So, the most amazing thing, is that it is totally free and you can do it almost anywhere. As fantastic as it is, something even more amazing is that running more often or for longer distances gives you no extra protection. So, even running once per week will give you the same benefits as 5 times per week!
Sign me up you say? Well do make sure that you are fit to run, as many of us that have sedentary or desk bound lifestyles often find ourselves developing new aches and pains if our bodies are not prepared adequately.
Or you could sign up for our upcoming 2-hr Running Conditioning workshop as we take you through a series of exercises to condition your body to be fit and ready to run. Additionally, if you are interested or want to sign up for a comprehensive Running Conditioning course, click here for more details.
Enjoy a group discount if you are signing up with friends/colleagues (min 3 pax)! For More enquiries, you can drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daniel Dittmar, Head Instructor & Asia’s first Runity Master Trainer
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