How running for just 10 minutes a day could add years to your life

Global News

You might hate the treadmill, but if you can stay on for a daily ten-minute run, it could be enough to keep your heart healthy.

A marathon isn’t necessary – U.S. researchers say that people who run only once or twice a week, and even at a moderate pace, have better life expectancy than their couch potato counterparts.

“Running is good for your health — but more may not be better. You don’t have to think it’s a big challenge. We found that even 10 minutes per day is good enough,” lead researcher Dr. DC Lee said in a university statement.

The Iowa State University scientist says that the medical community is already well aware of the benefits of exercise to stave off chronic disease, but it’s unclear if little bursts of working out help.

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