Running adds time to your life


“I can’t make time to run” is a lousy excuse when you consider the fact that running lengthens your life expectancy.

How much time does running add to your life? Well, that answer is varies depending on the research. But all the research shows that running is an investment in time: you gain more time from running than you spend doing it. How awesome is that!

Next time you find yourself fretting that you can’t make room in your week for running, you can re-frame the issue this way: You don’t have to make time for running because running makes more than enough time for itself.

Here are a few articles related to this topic:

The new study found that, compared to nonrunners, runners tended to live about three additional years, even if they run slowly or sporadically and smoke, drink or are overweight. No other form of exercise that researchers looked at showed comparable impacts on life span.

“An Hour of Running May Add 7 Hours to Your Life” –NY Times

Just being inactive accounts for approximately 9% of deaths worldwide (the fourth leading cause of death, by the way, after smoking, diabetes, and high blood pressure). This has been shown time and again. In this current study, even five minutes of running a day was beneficial.

So, lace up and get out there!

“Run For Your (Long) Life –Harvard Health Blog

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