Want a long, healthy life? Put on your trainers and go for a run.
The benefits of physical activity and running are nothing new- lower your risk for heart disease and cancer, aid with anxiety, depression and mental health maintenance, provides a social outlet, to name a few. But new research published in Progress in Cardiovascular Disease this spring has been able to help quantify some of those benefits for running, and they are compelling.
So for those of you looking for some motivation to get up and go for that next run, here are some highlights:
Running is a simple and efficient way to be active. All you need is a pair of shoes. No fancy equipment or membership fees. This is one of the reasons why Jubilee Hall Trust aims to support people to take up running by providing training and support for new runners through our Run for your Life programme and charity event.
Running is free, easy (believe it or not!), fun (I promise!), and now that you know it can add years to your life, what are you waiting for?
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