Running for your life

Those who enjoy a regular run around the block are doing more for their health than simply keeping fit, with with researchers finding even short irregular stints of jogging prolong life.

Writing in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, they say that compared with non-runners, runners have a 30% lower risk of death from all causes and a 45% lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease.

Furthermore, they found runners on average live three years longer

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